Calgary airbrush artist hoping to make a big splash in the NHL
CALGARY -- It was always Jordon Bourgeault’s dream to make it into the NHL — not by scoring a big goal or making a big save, but by painting a mask for one of the league’s goaltenders.
That dream is going to become a reality this season.
The Calgary airbrush artist is going to paint a mask for one of the games biggest stars, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.
“He just sort of messaged me on Instagram randomly and said he had seen another mask I had done and said it was one of the coolest ones he’s ever seen,” Bourgeault said.
“That was quite the compliment so I just kind of hit him up and said well let’s talk man. Maybe we can paint one for you.”
Price agreed. The mask Price liked had a biomechanical skull theme to it and Bourgeault says that’s what this one will be as well, but it will also have some cool twists.
“So we’re sort of taking that idea and revamping it," he said.
"Subtly, there’s some nods to past goalies and just little things like that, so when you get up close and look at the details you can really find all of these hidden gems.”
Bourgeault says he’d have been happy to paint a mask for any goaltender in the league but the fact it’s Price is huge for him.
He knows this is a big opportunity and says he’s going to make the most of it.