Paul Ranger wins Winter Classic eye black (Photo)

ANN ARBOR, MI – Unlike goalies with their masks, skaters in the NHL don’t have much room for personalization. Which is why some choose to get creative when they have a chance to rock eye black in outdoor games, such as for the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 in Ann Arbor.

Which brings us to the awesomeness of Paul Ranger of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

That’s the veteran defenseman in the pre-Classic practice at The Big House in Ann Arbor, looking like he’s a Navy SEAL infiltrating the enemy base under cover of night. Either that or he's a third-grade class's finger painting project.

Not since John Carlson went Bryce Harper in Capitals’ practice before the 2011 game have we seen such epic paint.

Will Ranger rock this look during the Leafs’ game against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday?

“I don’t know,” he said, “you’ll have to watch and find out.”