Red Wings fans will love Ville Husso’s new mask
The Detroit Red Wings acquired a major asset last month with the acquisition of the goalkeeper City Husso from St. Louis Blues in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick; they then signed him to a three-year contract extension.
He comes to Detroit with an overall record of 53-34-13-7 with a 2.74 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and three shutouts. However, last season was something of a coming out night for Husso as he largely spent the campaign as a starter for the Blues. He went 38-25-7 with a 2.56 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.
He will team up with another goalkeeper Alex Nedeljkovic in the Detroit crease, similar to his partnership with the former Blues teammate Jordan Binington for future success with Detroit.
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And he’s already endearing himself to Motor City fans as evidenced by his brand new mask paint job which he’ll be wearing this season. He will immediately summon memories of hitting the hated patrick roy in the face, stoning the Philadelphia Flyers in four straight games and being named the 1997 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the Stanley Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player. That’s right, Husso’s mask is a tribute to the former Red Wings goalie mike vernonwho played a major role in bringing Detroit to its 1st title in 1997 since 1955.
Husso posted the new artwork to his Instagram account, while listening to the classic Kiss track “Detroit Rock City.” The design was executed by Finnish artist Joni “Bona” Hallikainen, who runs bonahallikainencustoms.
Ville Husso released their new mask illustration
Husso already has several former Blues teammates to adjust to in Detroit now, including the likes of Robby Fabbri, Oskar Sundqvistand Jake Wallman. And based on everything they’ve told Husso about Motor City so far, he’s going to enjoy his time here.
“They (three former teammates) said good things about Detroit and the fans and everything. I can’t wait to be there,” Husso said. “I’m a pretty easy-going guy, so I hope all the guys like me, and I think I’ll be fine.”