If anyone has seen Edmonton Oilers goaltender suit up for an NHL game, they have most certainly noticed his helmet.
Since his time with the New York Rangers, Talbot’s masks have revolved around one theme: Ghostbusters. He has always worn a mask related to the 1984 comedy, featuring Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters’ car and of course, the infamous logo. However, coming into the upcoming campaign, he switched up the theme a bit.
His new lid, which was revealed on artist Dave Gunnarsson’s Instagram Wednesday, is a tribute to his new family. Talbot and his wife welcomed their twins – Landon and Sloane – back in October 2016.
Instead of simply the main Ghostbusters logo, the Oilers’ starter’s new lid now features two ghosts, to represent his twins. The mask also features orange slime, a wooden goalie stick and the Oilers’ logo surrounded by lightning. Check out the full design below.
In addition to the blue and orange color scheme, the 29-year-old’s mask also features glow-in-the-dark paint. The twin ghosts, as well as the Oilers logo, illuminate in the darkness.
Talbot carried the league’s heaviest workload last season, playing in more games than any other goaltender.
In 73 starts last season, he went 42-22-8, tying for the league lead in wins. He also boasted a .919 save mark and 2.39 GAA, and came in fourth in Vezina voting.
Entering the 2017-18 campaign, Talbot is set to start and lead the Oilers to greater heights this season. He was named one of the league’s Top 10 goalies this offseason and is ready to take the next step forward. Now, he is looking to have an even stronger campaign and hopes to carry the Oilers to a potential Cup run.