Optimus Prime once again appears on San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer's newest mask

The Sharks goaltender, back for his second go around, unveiled his latest mask artwork.


Veteran goaltender James Reimer earned the nickname "Optimus Prime" during his years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and The Transformers protagonist has been a mainstay on Reimer's mask artwork through the years. 

Reimer is now in his second tour of duty with the San Jose Sharks, returning to the organization that came within two wins of the Stanley Cup in 2016. Reimer served as backup to starter Martin Jones after his acquisition by the Sharks at the 2016 Trade Deadline, and he'll compete for the starter's position this year opposite the newly acquired Adin Hill. 

And you can bet that Optimus Prime once again adorns the lid of Reimer, courtesy of artist Dave Gunnarsson of DaveArt:

And as always, he includes a detailed description of the work: 

It was so exciting to paint the new Optimus Reim mask for my friend James Reimer??. The awesome Sharks logos made of metal are transforming into an action packed Shark mask??, loaded with details. And the closer you come the more details you will discover…?? Thanks James for the paint adventure..???! #JamesReimer @sanjosesharks#DaveArtFamily @nhl#DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity@bauergoalie

Reimer's career has seen him suit up for the Maple Leafs, Sharks, Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes, and he sports a career record of 173-131-43 with a 2.79 goals against average and .913 save percentage with 24 shutouts.