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Terry Sawchuk's son, grandson get matching tattoos of his iconic goalie mask

Terry Sawchuk of the Toronto Maple Leafs kicks the puck away from the net during a game against the Montreal Canadiens Circa 1966 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)
Terry Sawchuk of the Toronto Maple Leafs kicks the puck away from the net during a game against the Montreal Canadiens Circa 1966 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

Legendary NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk's mask now has a home on the shoulders of his offspring. 

According to NHL.com's Dave Stubbs, Sawchuk's son Jerry and grandson Jon recently got these matching tattoos of the goalie mask: 

Sawchuk played parts of 21 seasons in the NHL, 14 of which were with the Detroit Red Wings. According to Stubbs, Sawchuk played without a mask until he was struck by a puck in 1962. 

Stubbs writes: 

That’s when Red Wings trainer and practice goalie Lefty Wilson moulded the distinguishable protection using five sheets of fibreglass that included holes for the eyes and ventilation on the forehead, nose and mouth, and cheeks.

Sawchuk finished his career with 972 games played and 2.50 goals against average. He won four Stanley Cups -- three with the Red Wings in 1952, 1954 and 1955 and his fourth in 1967 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

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