By amuir29
September 02, 2013

New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider's new mask Dave Gunnarsson's design is decidedly old school with a twist. (Dave Gunnarsson via Instagram)

By Allan Muir

David Gunnarsson, one of the go-to artists for NHL netminders who are looking for a fresh design take, has released images of the first mask that Cory Schneider will wear as a member of the New Jersey Devils.

"Me and Cory brainstormed a lot during summer," Gunnarsson wrote on his Instagram page. "We wanted to create something new, a totally new style with the NJD artwork. Our plan was a design that works [from] all angles, and a so-called two-in-one design, a design that works both [from] a distance in the arena, and close up in the TV cameras.

"At a first glimpse, it´s an old-school design, and when you come closer and closer a new dimension opens up and the design transforms into a new design in front of your eyes."

Not sure this one matches the greatness of Gunnarson's Vancouver Millionaires design, but it's not bad.

What do you think?

Meanwhile, here's a look at the new lid for Joacim Eriksson, who will challenge Eddie Lack for Schneider's old job out in Vancouver.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Joacim Eriksson's new mask (Dave Gunnarsson/

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