Photos: Carey Price’s new mask

In a very special way, Carey Price’s new mask celebrates the Canadiens’ centennial – in fact, the Habs only turn 100 on Dec. 4.

It features paintings of some celebrated Canadiens numbers on the left and right and magnificent likenesses of Hall of Famers Gump Worsley on the left and Ken Dryden on the right.

The problem is, it wasn’t supposed to be Ken Dryden. It was supposed to be Jacques Plante.

I had a fun chat with Toronto-based designer, artist and painter David Arrigo this evening about the mixup; he feels terrible about it all, an honest mistake having created a truly one-of-a-kind mask. But mistake and all, Price loves it and will wear it before it is sold at some point down the road for charity.

The story is here, and below are five photos of the mask courtesy of Arrigo. Check out his website here for more of his work.

(Price is back in red Vaughn Velocity pads this season, by the way, saying, “I look as big in red as in white.” No time for superstitition, he says.)

Images below courtesy of David Arrigo:


  1. says:

    AWESOME! Love the article and the photos!

  2. choover says:

    Komisarek has the Bruin flu.

  3. sYstem21 says:

    So true, problem is they make me scream more…and cost a fortune..thank god for my flask πŸ˜‰

    Nos bras meurtris vous tendent le flambeau, Γ  vous toujours de le porter bien haut.
    Vive La Sainte-Flanelle!

  4. matmacat says:

    Just finished watching the leaf bruins game on  Got a glimpse at leafs fans.  They were just as bad as the habs fans on that server, nothing but unfounded statements.  That said, Khadri looks very promising.  I wish we had gotten to him first!

  5. andrewberkshire says:

    Same here, I usually need an overpriced drink just to be able to talk by then!


  6. sYstem21 says:

    Totally! My voice is usually shot by the 2nd period, lol!


    Nos bras meurtris vous tendent le flambeau, Γ  vous toujours de le porter bien haut.
    Vive La Sainte-Flanelle!

  7. likehoy says:

    article between cammy and gomez getting some chemistry

    gomez seems good with the media.

    – thanks for everything, saku koivu.

  8. sYstem21 says:

    I’ll be there with bells on screamin’ “Go Habs!” at the top on my lungs at the end of the national anthem like I always do from section 321 (those of you in the press box, listen for it!)


    Whoot!!!!!! Here we go again!!!!


    Nos bras meurtris vous tendent le flambeau, Γ  vous toujours de le porter bien haut.
    Vive La Sainte-Flanelle!

  9. andrewberkshire says:

    Gotta love the feeling after a game when your voice is pretty much lost from cheering so much. This summer has been way way too long!


  10. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    Hey bud. I know eh? Price’s new mask is ..EXOTIC!!!

  11. habsfansince91 says:

    i’m sure we all can’t wait to see the team start playing again.

  12. andrewberkshire says:

    Welcome to posting on Habs I/O! And I agree, Price’s mask looks great.


  13. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    I am with you guys. I already live here in T.O. so I’ll prepare the wrestling ring @ the Air Canada Centre.

  14. HabsMitch says:

    Hey all,

    Long time reader, first time poster. Can’t wait for new Habs games, and on the subject of Prices mask, I think it looks pretty sweet.

  15. habsfansince91 says:

    its a shame komisarek and lucic arent playing tonight.

  16. Habscore says:

    Hell yeaa!! πŸ˜€

    —– go habs f*ckin go, AMEN!!! —–

  17. JD_ says:


    Random Vegas odds-maker has Habs 30-1 to win Stanley Cup, Loafs 100-1; i.e., among the bottom-feeders.

    TSN panel discussing how Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa are sort of on equal footing in the fight for that last playoff spot.

    Got my poker chips in hand. Who wants to head to T.O. tonight for a round of Hold’Em with these guys?


    Memories of 1967 – “Respect” is released by Aretha Franklin.

  18. andrewberkshire says:

    Too bad the Leafs won’t be scoring so it won’t really matter how good their defense is, not to mentiontheir goaltending is still a joke.


  19. andrewberkshire says:

    Anyone else just itching to see our new Habs tomorrow night?


  20. 4 habs 2010 says:

    leafs D will be very difficult to play against this year. I see the habs winning only 2 games vs the leafs. leafs D is fantastic, and habs fans will be dreaming about theirs, not ours.

  21. habsfansince91 says:

    lol i’m surprised La Belle Province didn’t come up with it first.

  22. Habscore says:

    Thanks guys. I actually live in Montreal but I work in Toronto so, good to know for both cities..

    —– go habs f*ckin go, AMEN!!! —–

  23. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    LOL yeah they were..@ Burkie’s hot dogs..or whatever the shop’s called..haha

  24. ooder says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     i had a lot of trouble convincg people here and some of my friends

    but at least some people agree with me

    we need a kovalev

  25. Harditya_CareyPrice says:

    at Toronto? Umm well I know 2 hotles is Fairmount (expensive one) and other one…Probably there maybe

  26. habsfansince91 says:

    was it me or were they serving poutine dogs(hotdog with gravy and cheese)

  27. andrewberkshire says:

    I know a lot of teams stay at the Sofitel on Sherbrooke and Stanley.


  28. Habscore says:

    anybody knows what hotel or where Visitor teams stay at??

    —– go habs f*ckin go, AMEN!!! —–

  29. SmartDog says:

    That would be me in French.  I get by but…. i call it my neanderthal French: “I drive my car go home. I eat supper and after go walk.”  Works when it has to, but I’m not on tv! πŸ™‚


    `Could this team miss the playoffs? Who knows?’
    – Bob Gainey on the new Habs.

  30. SmartDog says:

    funny post.  πŸ™‚


    `Could this team miss the playoffs? Who knows?’
    – Bob Gainey on the new Habs.

  31. SmartDog says:

    A lot of ex-habs are gonna have great years. 

    Hopefully the ones at home will too.


    `Could this team miss the playoffs? Who knows?’
    – Bob Gainey on the new Habs.

  32. andrewberkshire says:

    OOoooooOOOOOOo…. McGuire just INSULTED Burke. Talking about a 50 foot wide TV outside the ACC, “would Brian Burke’s head fit on there? I doubt it.” Gord Miller “Yours wouldn’t either Pierre”


  33. andrewberkshire says:

    It’s ok though, we know he won’t be able to do anything constructive there, they still don’t have a single first line player.


  34. likehoy says:

    it’s good to get that first goal of the season! too bad it doesn’t mean anything.

    – thanks for everything, saku koivu.

  35. nightmare_49 says:

     … Begin ties it up.

  36. Habscore says:

    Oh man !! I know!!! 2 ex-habs scoring in two days…hahaha  GO BEGIN GO!!! i miss that guy

    —– go habs f*ckin go, AMEN!!! —–

  37. Harani says:

    Count the number of times he says “Burke has done an awesome job here” or something to that effect.


    “All you need in hockey is good character, luck and skills” – Ovie

  38. says:

    Begin just scored haha

  39. Harani says:

    Begin on the PP and he scores! Claude Julien must really love him!


    “All you need in hockey is good character, luck and skills” – Ovie

  40. Shutdown says:

    And now he scores.

  41. andrewberkshire says:

    Doesn’t that kind of make you smile that he’s on the Bruins now? Their 4th line is much weaker with him at center instead of Stephane Yelle.

    edit: then Begin scores to shut me up… Whatever it’s preseason.

  42. andrewberkshire says:

    I’m sure I have some idea Harani, it took him less than a second into the broadcast to start the non-stop Burke worship.


  43. likehoy says:

    i agree 100%…his worth decreased with the new NHL.

    – thanks for everything, saku koivu.

  44. Harani says:

    You have no idea how much Pierre McGuire is annoying me! Geez….


    “All you need in hockey is good character, luck and skills” – Ovie

  45. andrewberkshire says:

    That mask is such a huge improvement on his previous ones I don’t think I can even compare them. Massively better.


  46. andrewberkshire says:

    Actually Begin instigated it by hitting Deveaux from behind, which is about the only thing Begin does.


  47. andrewberkshire says:

    I clapped. Begin is the most overrated player to ever wear the CH, and all he did the entire time he was here was wine about lack of ice time and then take terrible penalties in close games when he wasn’t injured or scratched. Then he goes to the Bruins, likely out of spite. Complete douche.


  48. ZepFan2 says:



    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  49. matmacat says:

    Haha, of course. I meant a comedic gem! I’d be the same doing interviews in… let’s say, spanish!

  50. Mr Dobby says:

    What channel.

  51. ParrySoundHabber says:

    i’ve only got radio coverage so i can’t really comment on what occurred

  52. wall2bay says:

    Begin didn’t even do anything….Devereaux jus bullied him.

    Brian Burke = Overrated Loud Mouth POS

  53. HalakisBetterThanPrice says:

    I hope you were being sarcastic when you said “AK is a gem in interviews”…what a trainwreck!

  54. ParrySoundHabber says:

    Steve Begin KO’d by andre deveaux

  55. Propwash says:

    Begin just got into a fight, and lost…..size mismatch


    Losers Even After Forty two Seasons

  56. matmacat says:

    The music selection at the bell center is god awful. Shame on them.

  57. HalakisBetterThanPrice says:

    I think it’s embarrassing that they use Simple Plan for the goal song…even when it plays on RDS.

  58. Habscore says:

    Today I was listening to Simple Plan’s “Generation” song….the one that used to play when Habs scored last season…

    Oh man it PUMPS me up!!!  One more day before pre-season one more day…!!!

    —– go habs f*ckin go, AMEN!!! —–

  59. nightmare_49 says:

     … from Stu Hackel – ‘ The Morning Skate: Rangers vs. Dubinsky, the Sens-Sharks Trade and Remembering Fred Cusick        …..        ……   New York Times.

  60. says:

    Here ya go folks, this is another shot of the new mask until habsinsideout posts more,

  61. Habhopeful says:



    i sent you a message…




    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!” ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  62. nightmare_49 says:

     … from Heroes in Rehab – ‘ Death to Leafs Nation!  jrwendelman puts the final nail in the coffin ‘  …..

  63. ooder says:

    your awesome πŸ˜€

    i managed to get tickets to 2 games… due to school my schedule is quite busy πŸ™

    but i hope you enjoy the games you do go to

    we need a kovalev

  64. gincognito says:

    On the topic of colour of hockey pads…

    I’m sure it’s been mentioned here before, but it seemed timely.



  65. HabsChick says:

    Aren’t all Habs chicks angels? πŸ˜‰

    Admittedly, I make a few bucks throughout the year from ticket sales to support my and my sister’s Habs Road Trips fix (Montreal, Carolina, Chicago,…) but I’ve also been known to donate a pair or two to improve karma. πŸ™‚

    Still looking for someone to take the freebie tickets (it won’t work for my buddy Ian).  Ideally it should be someone local as I won’t be able to confirm that the tix are in Will Call for you until early afternoon.

    As I mentioned, I’ll have tix for other games as well so feel free to contact me about a game you might be interested in.

  66. Ian Cobb says:

    She is an angel,!!! ooder.


  67. ooder says:

    even though i can’t take you  up on your offer i must ask:

    are you an angel?

    we need a kovalev

  68. Ian Cobb says:

    Vicky I would love to have them.

  69. HabsChick says:

    TIX to tomorrow’s game!

    I’m a season ticket holder but can’t attend the game tomorrow night.  As a kind gesture to a fellow Habs fan, I’m happy to give a pair of tickets to tomorrow night’s game (white section 327 – face value $55 + tax) away to anyone that could really use a free pair of tickets and can pick up replacement tickets at Will Call before the game.  Only thing I ask is for you to pay the $10 replacement fee charge by the Bell Centre to have the replacement tickets available (not enough time to mail them out and I’m not in Montreal).  You can send me an email money transfer after the game if you’re satisfied. πŸ™‚  I do have other tix available as well.  Not for free but a reasonable price.  Email me if you’re interested.

  70. TommyB says:

    To paraphrase someone else on here…… “brilliant”!

  71. Harani says:

    Kovy in the middle? Sens playing jeep the puck away from Kovy. What they don’t know is that, that’s what Kovy gonna do to them all season.

    “All you need in hockey is good character, luck and skills” – Ovie

  72. Harani says:

    No RDS but will there at least be a liveblog tomoro?


    “All you need in hockey is good character, luck and skills” – Ovie

  73. RGM says:

    Looking forward to the photography guys, can’t wait to see the new mask!


    “Come on, let’s keep a little optimism here.” — Han Solo, Return of the Jedi

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