Nothing says “classic goalie masks” like this one! Jacques donned the mask for the first time on Nov 1 1959 after taking a shot in the face which required many stitches. The amazing part of the story is that he left the ice, got stitched up put the mask on and came back out to play! And the rumor is the only reason it took him 20 mins to come back to the ice was because he was arguing with his coach about playing in a mask, something he had only done in practice. Needless to say, I think every goalie appreciates his many gifts to the game especially the mask. You have to wonder if he could of imagined what mask would become in today’s game?!
Image can be found HERE