#1: Gary Cheevers
The most remembered goalie mask of all time. picture courtesy: www.calgaryherald.com
Besides the mask’s creator, Jaques Plante, Gary Cheevers was the undisputed king of the famed equipment. Cheevers was the first person to place a design on his mask, when his teammates told him to draw stitches on his helmet after a puck deflected off there during one game. Cheevers kept with it, and at the end of his storied career, his mask was full, a reminder of the protection power of the piece itself.
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