New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin will debut a new bucket the next time he suits up for the Blueshirts, the “Red Machine.”
New York Rangers rookie Igor Shesterkin is about to debut a new helmet dubbed the “Red Machine.” Renowned mask designer David Gunnarsson displayed the final product on his Instagram account Sunday. (Gunnarsson also unveiled a new Alexandar Georgiev mask, as well; more on that later.)
The new bucket is full of the great detail Gunnarsson is known for when designing. The mask has the Rangers logo on top with the Statue of Liberty’s face appearing on both the left and right side of the mask.
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It was such an awesome paint ride to paint and create the next chapter in my buddy Igor Shesterkin’s New York Rangers mask series called Red Machine👊🏻🗽. The design continues to evolve and transforms from the beautiful NYR shield logo🙏🏻🎨. It is created layer by layer, and when you come closer🔍👀 you will enter a new dimension of detail work✨, created in the dimension behind the design🔁. As the paint nerd I am🤓 I love the challenge to always and every day come up with new design ideas⚙️. Every new mask is a totally new and unique paint adventure🚀. Thank you Igor!🙏🏻😊 @shesterkinigor @nyrangers #DaveArt @nhl #DaveArtFamily #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity #DaveArtFantasyUnleashed
Shesterkins’s number 31 is on the chin of the mask in the Rangers bright red color outlined in white.
“It was such an awesome paint ride to paint and create the next chapter in my buddy Igor Shesterkin’s New York Rangers mask series called Red Machine. The design continues to evolve and transforms from the beautiful NYR logo. It is created layer by layer and when you come closer you will enter a new dimension of detail work.”
The rookie goalie has appeared in four games for the Rangers this season, posting a 3-1 record. He has continued to work with Lundqvist and the coaching staff to improve on the skill he has already acquired in the KHL and early on in his NHL career.
In addition, Gunnarsson revealed a new design for Alexandar Georgiev as well:
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I am very happy to unleash the latest NYR mask painting for my friend Alex Georgiev🎨🗽. The Rangers creation is a direct continuation based on his previous bucket➡️, again the Russian Matryoshka doll🇷🇺 has helped us to paint the NYR design in graffiti style with her spray cans🎨👍🏻. And the design is also inspired from his latest pads🥅. And the closer you come the more details you will discover👀🔍, I love that as the paint nerd I am🤓. Thanks Alex!🙏🏻😊 @aghockey @nyrangers #DaveArt @nhl #DaveArtFamily #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity #DaveArtFantasyUnleashed
Rangers recall Philip Di Giuseppe
The New York Rangers have called up forward Phillip Di Giuseppe from the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 2, 2020
The team recalled him as insurance with the announcement that Chris Kreider is day-to-day with an upper-body injury sustained Saturday night in Detroit.