Earlier this week it was revealed that Henrik Lundqvist’s mask, which was auctioned off for Hurricane Sandy Relief, was purchased for $66,000.
At USA Today, Kevin Allen writes that the price paid for Lundqvist’s mask was the highest for any goalie mask.
Lundqvist said of the auction, “To be able to donate this amount to people that really need it right now is great. I am incredibly thankful to everyone who bid on the helmet, especially the winner. This money will hopefully be able to make a real difference for some families who were directly affected by this storm.”
The report indicates that the previous record was $24,655 for Rogie Vachon’s mask but the Rangers announced that Lundqvist auctioned off his Winter Classic mask for $35,000.