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Covered: Michel Dion


This is the 1982-83 Pittsburgh Penguins press guide. It features several action shots of goaltender Michel Dion on the cover. 

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.

Here's the full Michel Dion biography


Anonymous said…
I really love that vintage mask.
Remind me old good memories with my dad!
rebecca dobell said…
Thank you Michel for helping me get through the hard times missing my family in Australia when I lived in Pittsburgh for a short time in the were my idol

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