Steve Mason’s mask features zombie George Washington

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No doubt about it, zombies are a huge part of pop culture right now, so it’s no surprise that the shuffling masses are invading the NHL.

In this case, they’re showing up on Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason’s next mask. Mason, 25, hasn’t been shy about playing up horror movie themes on his masks before, but he looks to really outdo himself in 2013-14 by combining that zombie imagery with icons from American history.

NHL.com tracked down his mask designer Franny Drummond for an inside look at the creative process, which you can soak in via the video below:

Too bad there isn’t any room for a vampire-hunting Abraham Lincoln, though.

(Screen cap via NHL.com’s video.)