June 12, 2019

Goalie Gear Part 2

Since the NHL season is coming to a close tonight, I figured it was time for another goalie gear post.  You might remember from my previous post on the subject that I love when goalies wear dark goalie gear (light gear with custom graphics is okay too).  Several goalies debuted dark or custom gear since that last post, so let's take a look at them below.

Petr Mrazek
Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images
Back in February, Petr Mrazek switched to a set of black goalie gear that he wore up until the playoffs.  I really like the look of these, especially when they were paired with Carolina's red home jersey.

Collin Delia
Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images
Goalies often break out unique pads for outdoor games, but it's hard to beat this retro set from Collin Delia.  The "leather" coloured gear goes perfectly with the Blackhawks throwback jersey.

Cam Ward
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Cam Ward also had special gear for the Winter Classic, but his was primarily black and had modern graphics.  It's a sharp look, but in my opinion doesn't beat the uniqueness of Delia's retro set-up.

Devan Dubnyk
Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images
You don't see "wheat" (or vintage white) coloured pads very often, but that's what Devan Dubnyk ended up wearing with the Wild's home jersey.

Pekka Rinne
Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images
Pekka Rinne has always worn white gear, but that changed late in the regular season when he debuted this navy blue set.

Juuse Saros
Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images
Rinne was likely inspired by his teammate Juuse Saros, who started wearing this yellow set earlier in 2019.  For some reason yellow pads are a particular favourite of mine.

Anders Nilsson
Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images
Anders Nilsson carried over his "beast" graphics when he was traded to Ottawa, simply swapping the Canucks colour scheme for Ottawa's red, black, and gold.

Carter Hart
Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Possibly meant to be paired with Philadelphia's Stadium Series series jersey, Carter Hart wore these black and orange pads with the Flyers third jersey towards the end of the season.

Casey DeSmith
Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/NHLI via Getty Images
Another goalie in yellow pads was Pittsburgh's Casey DeSmith.  Once again, I love the look of the yellow goalie gear!

Matt Murray
Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images
Black pads with yellow accents can also look sharp, as Matt Murray demonstrated with his Stadium Series set-up.

Louis Domingue
Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images
Tampa Bay's third jerseys were controversial, but their goalies bought in as they both had new sets of gear made to match.  Above is Louis Domingue in his silver and black design.

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images
Meanwhile Andrei Vasilevskiy went with a sharp mostly black look, with some silver accents.  I have to say, the Lightning's jersey doesn't look too bad in these two photos.

Garret Sparks
Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images
I love when Toronto breaks out their St. Pats jerseys to celebrate St. Patricks day, and Garret Sparks went all out with a custom retro set-up.

Malcolm Subban
Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images
Last but not least we have Malcolm Subban of the Vegas Golden Knights, who debuted these "steel gray" pads right at the end of the regular season.  Hopefully he keeps this design for next season.

Enjoy Game 7 tonight!

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