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The Cost Of A Hockey Stick

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

Brendan Gallagher uses a new stick every game, meaning it costs the Canadiens well over $16,000 a year to buy sticks for him.

It’s not uncommon for NHL players to use a new stick every game and their teams pay for them — an average of about $200 per stick, which is about $100 less than they cost in a sports store. The regular season is 82 games — not including practices — so the stick bill for NHL teams can get very expensive. Even if a player has a sponsorship deal to use a certain brand of stick, the team still has to purchase them.

Gallagher, who led the Canadiens with 31 goals heading into Thursday night’s game against the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre, uses a Warrior stick.


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Paul's avatar

Some old school conversation going on on Twitter,

Stan Fischler,

In 1943, I purchased a Lovell Pro stick from the Alex Taylor sporting goods store across from Grand Central Terminal. Top of the line: $1.50, indestructible and endorsed by ex-@NYRangers Hall of Famer, Bill Cook. It lasted until the blade looked like a kitchen fork. But it lasted

Dick Coughhlin,

I had a guy in the penalty box once tell me the same prices you mentioned in the article. Same stick quality as NHL in the OHL. He was amazed when I told him in my beer league in younger times, I could buy a 3pack of Cooper Right 5’s for $12.00 (wood).

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/22/19 at 10:30 AM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

It’s kinda weird, I’ve used both, prefer wood, but primarily use composite.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 03/22/19 at 10:47 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

A Montreal reporter should know that no NHL squad is paying rack rate for their sticks, hell they shouldn’t be paying for them at all, having a pro with that stick in their hands is free advertisement.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 03/22/19 at 11:52 AM ET

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