3 Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender masks that are unforgettable

Johan Hedberg, Pittsburgh Penguins. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT
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Photo credit: Glenn Cratty /Allsport
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Pittsburgh Penguins: Tom Barrasso

Former NHL goaltender Tom Barrasso spent parts of 11 seasons between the pipes with the Steel City and helped the Pens hoist their first Stanley Cup championship in 1990-91. The 1983 fifth-overall selection was remembered for his strong play in net and physicality with opponents.

Yet, the strong-nosed goaltender seemed to always portray swagger in the blue paint. Barrasso wore a few different masks with Pittsburgh and all were deserving to make this list and go down as some of the best a Penguins goaltender has ever worn.

His masks from the early-to-mid 90s entailed sharp shapes that stayed true to the Penguins’ brand and were typically painted with flat yellow, black and white colors.

Fans likely recall that Marc-Andre Fleury replicated Barrasso’s mask from the early 90s during his final season with the Steel City. Anytime a modern-day goaltender pays tribute to a former skater who strapped on the pads – you know the mask was an all-time great.

What’s also impressive is that No. 35 experienced three different sweater designs and two different logos with Pittsburgh and always managed to produce one of the best masks in the league.

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