Lightning goaltender and fellow Russian Andrei Vasilevskiy will be wearing a piece of engineering brilliance this season. Vasilevskiy’s mask will change its colors and design based on the temperature and its exposure to water.
On Friday, the NHL posted video of a water test on the mask’s back plate.
How "cool" is that? Andrei Vasilevskiy's mask will change design based on temperature.
— NHL (@NHL) October 7, 2016
The mask was painted and designed by the talented Sylvie Marsolais and Alexandre Mathys of Sylabrush.
A photo posted by Sylvie Marsolais (@sylabrush) on
The full design looks like this.
Anton Khudobin’s new mask will also have the same effect just the color change will be much more subtle.
A video posted by NHL (@nhl) on
The Sylabrush team has been behind some of the most creative helmets over the last year or two, including Tuukka Rasks’s Patriots-inspired Winter Classic mask.
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