Three of the top projected NHL draftees sign with CCM Hockey today, they include Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon, and Jonathan Drouin. With out a doubt these three players our at the top of NHL Draft, all of them riding a recent wave of success. Seth Jones, the Plano, Texas native was recently named 2013 CHL Prospect of the Year, also the defensemen Jones was instrumental in guiding Team USA to a gold medal at the World Junior Championships. From the 2013 Memorial Champion Halifax Mooseheads are forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, both played important roles leading their team to the Memorial Cup Championship this year. Nathan MacKinnon would be named the MVP of the Memorial Cup, while Jonathan Drouin would earn the 2013 CCM CHL Player of the Year. All of these athletes currently use CCM brand equipment, and will join the likes of Crosby and Landeskog who currently use the brand. Below is the release from CCM Hockey.
TOP THREE PROJECTED NHL DRAFT PICKS JOIN CCM HOCKEY
Top-3 projected NHL draftees, Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, officially join CCM Hockey Pro Team
Montreal, QC (May 30, 2013) – Reebok-CCM Hockey is pleased to announce that the top-3 projected 2013 NHL Entry Draft picks have selected to exclusively use CCM equipment. Showcasing its continued commitment to working with the best talent in the game, Reebok-CCM has signed long-term partnerships with Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon, and Jonathan Drouin. They are joining an impressive roster of athletes that includes Gabriel Landeskog, John Tavares, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nazem Kadri, Alex Galchenyuk and many others.
Reebok-CCM’s three new endorsees are all coming off stellar 2012-13 seasons including MacKinnon and Drouin playing key roles in the Halifax Mooseheads winning the MasterCard Memorial Cup. On top of their championship, Drouin was named 2013 CCM CHL Player of the Year and MacKinnon was named MVP of the Memorial Cup tournament. Seth Jones was named 2013 CHL Prospect of the Year and played a key role is the gold medal victory of team USA at the World Junior Championships.
“CCM is the most legendary brand in hockey and I can’t wait to be part of its story. It’s an honor to be joining the team,” said projected first pick overall Seth Jones.
"With the recent launches of CL protective, Extreme Flex goalie gear and the RBZ stick, CCM has confirmed its place as the most legendary brand in hockey. The fact that Seth, Nate and Jonathan are already using our equipment is proof that CCM is a highly-desired brand by the superstars of tomorrow,“ said Philippe Dubé, President, Reebok-CCM Hockey. “From both a personality standpoint as well as an on-ice perspective, we believe these three young guns are a perfect fit to represent the brand.”
As part of the partnership, the prospects will play a major role in CCM’s global, on- and off-ice marketing strategies starting with the CCM RBZ “Freakishly Fast” campaign set to launch this summer. Each player will also be using CCM’s premium equipment, including the RBZ skate and RBZ Stage 2 stick, both launching on July 19.
About Reebok-CCM Hockey
Reebok-CCM Hockey, a subsidiary of the adidas Group, is headquartered in Montreal. With operations in Canada, the United States and Europe, the Company is the world's largest designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel under two of the most recognized hockey brand names: Reebok Hockey and CCM Hockey. Reebok-CCM Hockey equips more professional hockey players than any other company, including superstars like Sidney Crosby and Gabriel Landeskog. Reebok-CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and several NCAA and national teams. For more info, visit: www.reebokhockey.com and www.ccmhockey.com