Adam Henrique commissions stunning Anaheim Ducks-themed helmet for driver Ryan Ellis, NASCAR’s biggest hockey fan
NASCAR driver and Northern Virginia native Ryan Ellis had one of the most notable painted helmets in the garage during race weekend in Phoenix. And it was totally on-brand for the hockey fan and beer league player who shares a name with a famous Flyers defenseman.
Ellis’ bucket was painted in bold black, orange, and gold colors and featured graphics of the Anaheim Ducks’ D logo, the number 14, and palm trees.
The Bell helmet was financed by Ducks’ center Adam Henrique and painted by Noah Ennis of Shell Shock Designs and Paints.
So why did Ryan wear a tribute helmet of Adam Henrique — a veteran of 12 NHL seasons whose Game Six overtime game-winning goal sent the New Jersey Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final? In short: they both love hockey and NASCAR, are in the same circles, and just thought it’d be really dang cool.