New year, new helmet for Phillipp Grubauer.
The Capitals goalie will be rocking a new lid for the 2017-2018 season, and Caps fans can now check it out.
Goalie mask artist David Gunnarsson posted this picture on Instagram this afternoon:
Welcome to the 7th chapter of Philipp Grubauer's mask art saga🙏🏻📕. Every new mask I create for every goalie is totally unique, made in only one version and for only one person, the goalie👌🏻. Every new mask gets its own unique name, and the design is locked to only the owner of the mask🔓, and it will never be replicated🚫. Every new mask is not just a painting🎨, it is a story📕, told chapter by chapter, creating the story of the goaltender🥅. It is such an awesome feeling and honor to work side by side with a goalie for many, many years and evolve and create the mask art saga🚀. A saga to be remembered. Grubi's latest chapter has the same ingredients as his previous chapters, so it really feels like a genuine Caps and Grubi mask⭐️. But it is created in a new way🤔, here we have also used textile FX✂️ and sketch FX✏️. And the closer you come the more details you will discover🔍👀 and the mask transforms in front of your eyes...👊🏻🔥 @philippgrubauer31 @capitals #DaveArt #nhl @nhl #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity #DaveArtTheMaskNerd 🤓🙏🏻
It is, according to Gunnarsson, a one-off design.
(Calling it the "Desolation of Grubi" is kind of a weird choice, right?)