I don’t believe Jacques Plante was aware of the trend he created when he first put on a mask. The goalie was struck in the face with a puck, and would not return to the ice unless his face was covered. Nowadays, the mask still serves its original purpose: to protect. But it’s also become a form of expression, or in some cases (check out Gary Bromley’s below), a way to intimidate. Here are some of our favorite, and most badass, masks from throughout the years.