Mathieu Garon spent two seasons as a goalie for the Kings, from 2005 to 2007, and during that time he had one of his custom painted helmets stolen from him.
Considering the crime occurred roughly a decade ago, the chances of solving the case of the purloined mask seemed slim, but the retired netminder ended up being reunited with the equipment while searching through eBay.
BarDown points out that the seller saw Garon’s tweet and is trying to get in touch with him to return the piece, which was on sale for a whopping $2,200.
Garon was an amazingly good sport about the whole situation, even offering to sign the mask to help it sell.
Mask thievery is apparently among the many things a goalie needs to be concerned with, as Corey Crawford of the Blackhawks had a custom piece he hoped to wear for the team’s 2014 stadium series taken the night before the game.