Goaltender Tyler Plante recently had his helmet painted and is quite possibly the most amusing of any professional goalie. While many goalies go for art work featuring details about the team and city they play in, Tyler dedicated his helmet to “the funniest man alive,” and two of his favorite movies, Blades of Glory and Talladega Nights.
The helmet was painted by professional Dan Lessard who has painted a lot of goalie masks, check out his web site to see more of his work.
Tylers favorite quote is, “if you ain’t, first you’re last.” He said he hasn’t quoted Will Ferrell at all during games, but we encourage him to do so.
Tyler Plante is a prospect of the Florida Panthers who is currently playing in the ECHL for the Florida Everblades. He played one game this season for the Amerks, but we’re expecting to see more of him in Rochester before the end of the season.
Edit 4/10/2009: This has become the most popular post on this site and written at a time when we were still new to all of this. Not much meat to the story, but the pictures speak for themselves.
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