Colorado Avalanche: Ranking the Best Goalie Masks in Avalanche History

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Most People Remember David Aebischer’s Mask

David Aebischer played with the Avs from the 2000-01 season until the 2005-06 season, and was most noted for his attempt to take over for Patrick Roy after he retired in 2003.

He played two years as the Avs’ starting goalie after Roy retired, and the mask above was the one he wore during that time. Granted, he wore different variations of it throughout his career.

Like this one in 2005, a kind of alternate mask for different jerseys or something like that:

And, there’s even this one when he was playing for Switzerland internationally:

You see, Aebischer gets credit for maintaining the same design no matter the year he was playing, or the team he was playing for.

That’s loyalty to the mask, and to the team that allowed you to wear that mask, and that needs to be recognized.

He must have really liked yetis, or just the Avalanche. Either way, his mask nears the top of this list because he maintained the style, and even incorporated said style on other teams, and for different jerseys and seasons.

Moving on.