Greatest Hockey Legend of the Day is . . . Michel Dion.
When you mention the name Michel Dion, I instantly think of his unique mask.
Not too many goalies used this style of mask. Mike Liut had a similar one, although not identical. The "duck bill" was wider.
This game worn mask, painted by Jim Kwilos, was sold at auction for over $6500!
Dion played for five years in the World Hockey Association with the Indianapolis Racers and the Cincinnati Stingers. He also played with the Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets in the NHL, but he is best remembered by NHL fans for his four years with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
You can read more about Michel Dion, including his connection to Gary Carter and the Montreal Expos.
Wow, that is quite the mask! I miss the days when goalies were so creative with their masks. Obviously protection is the number one priority these days, considering how hard most players can fire the puck now, but with the millions these guys are making you'd think they could get some more originality built into their masks.
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