Antti Raanta has a new mask to show off, and this one is really special for the New York Rangers.
You can tell it’s a Raanta mask because his cartoon dog is present, as he always is. But the focus on this one is all about Rangers history: specifically, Ed Giacomin and Mike Richter, who decorate both sides of this wonderful red, white, and blue mask.
It was a joy to create my friend Antti Raanta's mask for the 3rd jersey of the Rangers . A design in dark blue and red and light brown. Antti knew what he wanted, he wanted to pay tribute to the two legendary Rangers goalies Richter and Giacomin. I loved his ideas. We brainstormed together and we came up with a design plan and I started to paint. I really love to create and paint these Storyteller masks . @nyrangers @nhl #DaveArt #anttiraanta #nhl #richter #giacomin @bauergoalie
What’s not to love about this one? Not only is the color blocking on point and the details subtle enough to not overwhelm, but the showcasing of two of the top goalies in Rangers history - that aren’t his current teammate, that is - in the Rangers’ 90th year is just brilliant. (And the art is beautiful, too.)
Raanta has absolutely nailed it with his latest bucket.