Most kings wear a crown, but this one wears a mask.
On Friday, New York Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist unveiled his new show “The Mask,” which consists of five half-hour episodes for the first season. “Discussing everything from sports and pop culture to cooking and family, Lundqvist livens up the conversation as he goes into the kitchen with Mario Batali, gets on the ice with Michael J. Fox, steps into the DJ booth with Tiësto, goes car racing with Jeff Gordon and challenges John McEnroe to a friendly game of tennis,” MSG reports.
During each episode, Lundqvist interviews one of his celebrity friends. The celebrities create one-of-a-kind goalie masks, designed to correspond to each celebrity’s favorite thing, that Lundqvist will wear next season. He will auction off the game worn masks for charity, benefiting The Henrik Lundqvist Foundation and The Garden of Dreams Foundation.
“I’ve been working on this project for over a year and I’m really excited to be able to share it with Rangers fans. I thought it would be a lot of fun to sit down with friends to design original masks that I will then wear in games and auction off to raise money for disadvantaged children,” said Lundqvist, according to a press release from MSG Network.
Lundqvist holds every major goaltending record for the Rangers and he won a Vezina trophy, awarded to the league’s most outstanding goaltender, for the 2011-12 season. He owns a gold medal and silver medal from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, respectively. After losing to the Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals last season, Lundqvist seeks a Stanley Cup to complete his resume.
“The Mask With Henrik Lundqvist” premieres on MSG Network on Monday, Feb. 16.
P.S. Remember, Jim Carrey was “The Mask” before you, Henrik.