Friday afternoon, Gunnarsson revealed the newest Capitals-themed design that he created for the team’s likely new backup, Pheonix Copley. It’s a gem.
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Today I have the pleasure to unleash my friend Pheonix Copley’s new Capitals mask⭐️. We have been working together for many years and for his new mask Pheonix had a totally amazing idea👌🏻. How about create a Caps design in the classic and beautiful native art style from his home state of Alaska🏔❄️🎨. I started to do research and study the Alaskan native art. We brainstormed and came up with a design concept built on the american bald eagle spreading out the wings🦅. When you come closer the storytelling kicks in and you will find paintings of the nature of Alaska and also candy canes from Alaska🍭. Thank you Pheonix, I love to be your mask creator and paint nerd!🙏🏻🤓❤️ @pheonixcopley @capitals @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity
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The mask is a nod to Copley’s Alaskan roots, with the most notable feature being an unique spin on the Capitals’ “Weagle” logo. The eagle is drawn in the style of Alaskan native artwork. The mask also continues the trend of Copley having candy canes on the chin, an homage to his hometown of North Pole, Alaska.
Here’s a look at the new mask during Friday’s training camp:
Gunnarsson has worked with Copley in the past, including this Hershey Bears-themed mask last March.
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