Canucks goalie trades controversial mask for design from Coast Salish artist
(Mike Wavrecan, via Vancouver Canucks / Twitter)
VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver Canucks goalie who drew criticism last month for his choice in mask design will be sporting a new look, the team revealed.
The Canucks gave fans a sneak peek on Twitter earlier this week at goaltender Braden Holtby's new mask.
The design is a collaboration between mask artist Dave Gunnarsson and Coast Salish artist Luke Marston.
It was inspired by the legend of orcas and wolves transforming into packs and hunting on land and at sea.
Holtby apologized last month for another mask designed by Gunnarsson that was inspired by Indigenous art and criticized for appropriation.