During this summer’s Free Agent frenzy, the Phoenix Coyotes signed my good
friend Mike Smith (Smitty) to a multi-year contract.
A new beginning for Mike, and a new beginning for his goalie mask designs. Gone are the days of pirates, X-Men, lightning bolts, and swordfish…
Cometh the day of desert dogs!
Mike Smith’s 2011-2012 mask features Looney Tunes star Wile E. Coyote, also known
as “The Coyote”.
Smitty has always been open to experimenting with new designs. This time
around I wanted to try a perspective that I hadn’t seen before.
I wanted The Coyote character to be the centre point, however I wanted to continue
the graphic along the sides of the mask (rather than having multipleimages overlapping).
From one Coyote to another, coming soon: Jason LaBarbera’s mask