Unlike every other position in hockey, goaltenders actually have the option to be a little unique and let their personalities shine via their equipment. They have the freedom to chose what they’d like to wear for gear, and most importantly, what they’d like painted on their helmet.

Last year theScore’s first episode of the show “Face Paint” (where we spend a couple minutes with goalies around the league and have them explain what’s on their helmet and why) kicked off with JS Giguere, and this year is no different.

Well, a little different – this is JS’s first year with the Colorado Avalanche. Take a look at this year’s sharp, simpler choice:

There’s something to be said for having a helmet actually look nice, as opposed to being a muddled mess of inside meaning. I think it looks tidy, and for my money, there’s nothing wrong with that.

If you’d like to see last year’s episode with JS when he was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you can do so below. In it, he explains how his masks came to be painted by Francois-Xavier Allaire, the son of the great goalie coach Francois Allaire. I believe the word “obligated” gets used.

Eh, not too bad.