Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson is getting ready for the new season with a brand new mask. And what does it display? Pac-Man.
Gibson’s helmet was created by artist Dave Gunnarsson, and was revealed initially on Instagram. It is being called the Pac-Duck. The entire thing is painting in old school pixel styles to portray the game exactly as it was in the 1980′s. Rather than the eating yellow dot, a Ducks mask is eating the smaller dots. These Ducks masks are the only things not painted in the pixel style.
Not only are there pixelated images of Pac-Man all over the mask, but there are faint Ducks logos throughout, which are actually holograms.
Unique masks have always been prominent throughout the league, however the creativity lately is some of the best.
Gibson’s teammate Frederick Anderson will be sporting a lego design. John Barbara, new to the Ducks, is also known throughout the league to have some interesting masks. The Ducks are planning to be eye appealing even if they have been falling short in stats over the past season.
Unfortunately we won’t see this gem on the ice until at least September, but keep an eye out for the excellent work and perhaps one of the best masks in the National Hockey League.