Chris Mason must be a huge Iron Maiden fan.
The goalie for the Winnipeg Jets NHL team, based in Winnipeg, Canada, recently unveiled his new mask. The protective headgear features Eddie, as a tribute to British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden. That’s the mask right there.
The mask was designed by Steve Nash of Eyecandyair, who also slapped Mason’s No. 50 aross the wings of a plane that appears on the front of the mask.
The particularly version of Eddie used on the mask appeared on the cover of Aces High, which was created by Derek Riggs.
“We went back and forth, lots of phone calls, and I sent Steve some sketches and he did some art and sent him back and we mulled over a bunch of different ideas, and then he came up with the Iron Maiden Eddie in the old fighter jet and I thought it was perfect and I loved the image and thought that was really appropriate for the Jets,” said Mason in a new interview. I guess he’s not a huge fan then.
“I’m a fan of a few songs and ‘Aces High’ is one song I really like too, so it’s kind of perfect I like the song and the artwork for the single was this Eddie in a plane,” he continued.
It’s less cool that the dude only likes a “few” songs. That’s just my opinion. Go Canucks! Yep — I’m a Vancouver fan…ever since the Whalers left Hartford.