Former NHL goaltender Mathieu Garon enjoyed a 12-year career in the league with six different teams, but recently made a discovery regarding a custom mask of his that was stolen during his two-year stint with the Los Angeles Kings, from 2005 to 2007.
That discovery? Well, Garon was browsing eBay and according to a post on his Twitter, found the very mask that was stolen during his Kings days on sale for $2,200!
The good news is that the individual selling the mask on eBay quickly got in touch with Garon via Twitter, but it appears that the situation has resolved itself to a certain degree since Garon was an incredibly good sport about the circumstances.
In fact, he even offered to sign the mask to help expedite the sale.
The more disturbing part of the story is that NHL goalies having masks stolen is not entirely uncommon. To give an example, Chicago Blackhawks goalkeeper Corey Crawford had a mask custom-painted for his team’s stadium series two years ago, and the mask was nicked the night before the game.
But the good news is that Garon’s situation ended up working out, so perhaps the original thief may soon be found and a stop to this practice can begin.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Los Angeles Kings