New York Islanders goalie, Thomas Greiss, revealed on his Instagram a photo of his new mask for this year. It pays homage to the Fisherman jersey.
Every year hockey goalies are able to change their equipment for the new season and New York Islanders netminder, Thomas Greiss revealed his upgrade for the 2018-2019 season. The mask pays homage to the 90’s era Islanders.
The helmet is all matte, which is a nice concept in itself, and it takes a concept and color scheme from the Islanders old Fisherman jerseys.
It says “Islanders” across one side in the white font from the old logo and on the other side, you can see a Yeti which is a tradition of Greiss. On the bottom of the mask where the chin is you can see it says his name “Greiss” in the same font as the logo too.
It’s perfect. Like what the jersey represents or not the color scheme of the Fisherman jerseys have been and always will be fantastic. Add in the matte finish and you got yourself a beautiful mask.
Thomas’ wife says the fisherman represents a hard working man who is providing for his family. Greiss is just that, so the symbolism is quite fitting in this case.
If only the Islanders had a matching jersey to go along with it. The old guard Islanders fans will complain to the end of time about that logo but the younger generation, who third jerseys are made for, have embraced it as something of our own.
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