Look: Ville Leino designs hoodie depicting time with Sabres as jail

BILLEBEINO ART SERIES: JAIL (2013). "One of my most personal works. I was playing my third year in Buffalo Sabres with long and big contract. Things weren't working with me and the team. I was getting a lot of pressure and heat and there was no way out of it. I felt trapped and down. All I could do was get up every morning and go to work and try to make it work. This painting reflects those feelings that I was going through on that perioid of time." - Ville Leino. This one of a kind limited edition (70 pieces per print) is available only at the Billebeino Helsinki Pop Up store from 16th of May till 30th. Art Series hoodies, sweatshirts and t-shirts are 100% recycled, no water wasted ♻️ #billebeino #artseries #billebeinoartseries #jail #limitededition #hoodie #villeleino #artist #taiteilija #happyface #recycled #savewater #purewaste #helsinki #finland #areyoubillebeino

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Ville Leino feels like he was behind bars as a member of the Buffalo Sabres.

The former NHL forward expressed some strong opinions about his disappointing tenure with the club via a new hooded sweatshirt he designed for his fashion company, Billebeino, based on a painting called "Jail" he finished in 2013.

Leino was one of the first major acquisitions of Terry Pegula's ownership, signing a six-year, $27-million contract with the Sabres in July 2011.

He never lived up to the hefty deal, though, posting a mere 10 goals and 46 points in 137 games with the club over three seasons before being bought out.

Related: All 10 of Ville Leino's goals as a Buffalo Sabre

If it's any consolation for Leino, his company appears to be doing well, with more than 20,000 Instagram followers and several NHLers - including P.K. Subban and Dustin Byfuglien - rocking threads he designed this season.

Look: Ville Leino designs hoodie depicting time with Sabres as jail
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