Saturday, March 2, 2024

Backup Goaltender Honors Tony Esposito On First Blackhawks Mask


Jean-Francois Bérubé hasn’t appeared with the Blackhawks yet but already has one of the cooler goalie masks. He honors Blackhawks’ Hall of Famer Tony Esposito with his masked profile on the right side.

Bérubé’s mask was designed by Sylvie Marsolais of Sylabrush and features the team’s iconic crest on the left side. It also includes the tomahawk logo featured on the shoulders of Blackhawks’ jerseys and the Chicago skyline on the chin.

With this cool mask I’d keep him on the roster automatically. Just kidding.

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Bérubé is going to have to work to be Corey Crawford’s backup. The fourth-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2009 has only played 21 NHL games, with the New York Islanders over the last two seasons. He will have stiff competition from Anton Forsberg who was acquired in the Panarin and Saad trade. At least he’ll look good at camp.

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