Gene Pool Lottery: San Jose Sharks New Goalie Is An Actual High Fashion Model
April 11 / Tanya Ray Fox / SportsGrid
The San Jose Sharks signed Lithuanian goalie and actual male model Mantas Armalis to an entry-level contract Monday morning; and boy is he a sight for sore eyes. He even has all of his teeth (for now)!
That man right there has been living in Sweden; a country known for being exceptionally good-looking. Oh and no big deal, he also just happens to be a world class athlete.
According to the Sharks website, the 23-year-old played in 34 games for Djurgardens posting a 16-13-3-2 record, a 2.42 goals-against average and a .918 save-percentage in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) this season. He ranked 6th in the league in save percentage, T-7th in wins and 10th in goals-against average (minimum 15 games played). In three playoff games, he posted a 3.71 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage.
"Mantas had a number of NHL suitors and we are excited that he chose San Jose," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "We've been following his progression up the ranks in Sweden over the last few seasons and he has consistently performed at every level. He has a history of playing above his age group internationally, and we're looking forward to him joining our organization."
According to SB Nation's Fear the Fin, Armalis will probably play for their AHL team while the Sharks continue to feel him out. Perhaps in his down time, he can head down to Los Angeles and add a few things to his modeling portfolio.
No but seriously, this guy hasn't just posed for a few Abercrombie & Fitch ads. He has walked the runway for Versace at Milan's Fashion Week. Here he is modeling the Spring 2014 collection:
Holy hockey thighs. Everyone who's anyone knows that hockey players have the market cornered on the butt and thigh game, most especially goalies. Still, we are all used to seeing those things reined in by some some gym shorts or tight jeans. This is a rare up close and personal look; and it's all pretty impressive.
What's also impressive is that the man's beauty is on display even when he's covered in pads.
I mean seriously, what is that? Is he looking up to the heavens at the angels who designed that face? He's not even trying. Some people just have it all. Like Mantas...and Rihanna.
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