Malcolm Subban has used the Grim Reaper and Psalm 23:4 on his mask since he was a member of the Belleville Bulls in major junior. Today, artist David Leroux updated Subban’s look – and this thing is excellent.
In 2012 Malcolm Subban was a member of the Ontario League’s Belleville Bulls and a recently drafted prospect of the Boston Bruins. He wanted to change his goalie mask and give it a meaner and morbid look and he worked with Montreal painter David Leroux to do it.
The results were pretty awesome. Subban’s mask represented the Bulls on the front and had a Bruins logo on the back plate. But that’s not all: the mask also had the Grim Reaper staring into your soul and a striking red, yellow and orange color scheme that fit nicely with the Bulls.
Also appearing on the back plate was a verse from the Bible, Psalm 23:4:
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Pretty cool, right?
Well today Leroux showed off an updated design for Subban, who has since moved on from the Bulls and will likely play his second consecutive season with the American League’s Providence Bruins – and possibly with the NHL club. The mask still has the Grim Reaper and the Bible passage on it, but has been updated to fit a Boston Bruins theme.
This thing is menacing…and totally awesome.
What do you think of Subban’s mask?