Ben Scrivens was traded to the Montreal Canadiens on the same day Motorhead frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister passed away, so Scrivens decided to pay tribute to the singer on his newest mask.
Ben Scrivens has shown off his love for music on his masks before, but he decided to double up on his newest mask as a member of a Montreal Canadiens. Scrivens, 29, put the logo of Canadian band Alexisonfire during his time as an Edmonton Oiler and, again, the logo will adorn Scrivens’ Canadiens mask. But Scrivens didn’t stop at Alexisonfire, in large part because the same day he was traded from the Oilers to the Canadiens was the same day the music world lost a rock icon. On Dec. 28, the day Scrivens was dealt to Montreal, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the legendary frontman of rock band Motorhead, passed away at 70, just days after finding out he was battling cancer. Scrivens was a fan of the band, and of Kilmister’s, and decided he wanted the band’s logo and the image of Kilmister on his mask.
“Ben just said we have to do this because I love that guy,”
Steve Nash of Woodbridge’s EyeCandyAir told
NHL.com’s Shawn Roarke. “All the credit to Ben. It was his idea. I just put his thoughts to paper. I think it came out really nice. Lemmy helps a lot with that cool factor. I guess you put Lemmy on anything and it will be cool.” Scrivens’ tribute to Kilmister sees an image of the singer set inside a spade, a nod to the Motorhead hit ‘Ace of Spades.’
Nash told Roarke that there’s more to it than just the tribute on the right panel, though, and that the Motorhead logo has been “ghosted” onto the backplate along with some lyrics from ‘Ace of Spades.’ Scrivens has yet to wear the mask on ice, but he could get his chance to sport his new headgear by the end of the week. Starting Thursday against Chicago, Montreal plays three games in four nights, including back-to-back games against the Blues Saturday and Blackhawks Sunday.
(Images via EyeCandyAir)