Best NHL Goalie Mask Designs 2018 – 2019 Season

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What’s better, an awesome looking set of goalie pads or a well designed mask? How about both? As we continue to move forward in the age of digital printing on goalie pads, more and more NHL goalies are debuting unique goalie gear.

In this guide, we’ll look at every goalie mask design in 2018/2019. We’ll feature the artists as well as a brief story behind the mask, if we have one.

Often times, a goalie may have several masks that they wear throughout the season. Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild has been known to alternate gear he wears at home and on the road, as well as his masks. Or, goalies may wear a certain mask for a charity event, like Hockey Fights Cancer.

Regardless of how many times a mask is worn, we’ll feature it here. This article isn’t going to rank the best goalie masks worn in the NHL this season, but we’ll be more than willing to help you draw your own conclusions.

Best NHL Goalie Mask Designs 2018 – 2019 Season: A Complete List

If certain NHL teams require their goalies to stick to a certain color requirement or design on their gear, goalie masks are where the athletes can truly express themselves. There is so much more to each mask than meets the eye on TV, whether it’s an intricate design that tells a story, or if it’s specifically designed to match the goalies gear.

When each goalies mask is released this season, we’ll post it below. If you’re looking for goalie gear worn in the NHL during the 2018/19 season check out our article from earlier this year.

Anaheim Ducks

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Carter Hutton will wear a Vaughn mask painted by Jesse’s Custom Design.

Hutton will actually wear two masks. Whether he decides to wear one at home and on the road is up for debate. He may have had two masks (one being a practice mask) painted simply for more exposure to the painter.


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Fresh Paint??‍? @jessescustomdesign

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 Here’s a photo of Hutton wearing the mask and his CCM P2 gear.


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First look at @hutts40 in Sabres gear ? ⚔️ #thatmask ?: @billwippert

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Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars

Colton Point wears a Bauer helmet painted by Sylabrush.

The first thing fans will notice about Point’s helmet is that features matte paint. This has become a popular style in the past several years and for good reason, too. The paint job is designed to go well with both the Dallas Stars and Texas Stars uniforms from both a distance and up close.


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I would like to thank Sylvie at @sylabrush for doing another amazing job with my helmet

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Here’s another angle of Point’s mask, from a distance.


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Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Dylan Wells wears a mask painted by DaveART.


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Wells with the start for the #Oilers Rookies! That new mask. ? #LetsGoOilers

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Florida Panthers

Los Angeles Kings

Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers

Michal Neuvirth will wear a Bauer Mask painted by DaveART. 

Regardless of how you feel about the paint job here, the gear possibilities this season for Neuvirth are endless.

Phoenix Coyotes

Pittsburgh Penguins

Saint Louis Blues

San Jose Sharks

Tampa Bay Lighting

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Vegas Golden Knights

Washington Capitals

Winnipeg Jets

Laurent Brossoit will a mask painted by DaveART.

Brossoit Brossoits mask is a white based design likely painted to match the Bauer 2S pads he will wear. For those into gear switches, Brossoit went from Vaughn to Bauer this year after being picked up by the Jets.

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#Repost @nhljets ・・・ 38 Saves from @lbrossoit last night, including this flash of the leather! ?

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And a second photo.


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Ken Appleby will wear a mask painted / sketched by DaveART.

DaveART does a large percentage of masks for professional goalies, he’s the official Bauer mask painter of the NHL. Painted cages are also becoming extremely popular, which in our opinion is better for fans. Masks that incorporate the design right into the cage are highly appealing!