The mask worn by star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during his sensational effort in the NHL Winter Classic has raised some big bucks for charity.
The New York Rangers say the $35,000 net proceeds from the sale of the specially-painted mask will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation.
Lundqvist, the spokesperson for the Garden of Dreams, commissioned two masks for the nationally televised outdoor game, with the sole purpose of making the second mask available to raise funds for the Foundation.
Lundqvist played a huge role in the Rangers’ win over the hometown Philadelphia Flyers, with 34 saves and the stoppage of a penalty shot by Danny Briere in the last few minutes.
The sale of the mask through Madison Square Garden’s partnership with Steiner Sports for MSG-Steiner Collectibles, illustrates Lundqvist’s commitment to helping fulfill the Foundation’s mission to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.