Colorado Avalanche: Ranking the Best Goalie Masks in Avalanche History

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Giggy Knows How to Get Jiggy with It

Jean-Sebastien Giguere started nice and simple with his mask when he joined the Colorado Avalanche during the 2011-12 season. It’s not even personalized where most goalie’s personalize their masks — on the chin.


Instead of having his name on his chin there, he just has the yeti foot, and that always gets props from me. Most goalies personalize their mask right there with their name or nickname, but I appreciate Giggy’s simplicity there. That being said, he did personalize it on the back of the mask:

Unfortunately, the mask is the same on both sides, so he doesn’t get many style points for that. The mountains are nice, but he should have at least put “Avalanche” on one side or something. I don’t mind the symmetry but creativity gets more style points.

Anyway, luckily Giggy has another mask to redeem himself with.

Giggy’s Mask from 2012-13 to 2013-14

This mask once again gets some props for the simplicity, but this time he shows a bit more creativity with the style. The yeti is always a smart way to go with design, and Giggy sports it on both sides once again:

Giggy deserves some style points for simplicity, and the yeti. But, he doesn’t move higher up the list because he didn’t utilize enough creativity with his masks.

Let’s move on to the next player on the list.