New York Islanders star Mathew Barzal had a busy day with the sponsors. He’s now a CCM and Adidas athlete officially as of yesterday.
Among the coaching search and hecticness of draft week, the New York Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal had a busy day yesterday. Barzal is getting ready for the NHL Awards tonight, he’s the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy.
First, we found out that he was officially signed by CCM. Yes, Barzal used all CCM equipment last year, like his teammate John Tavares, but he wasn’t an official member of the CCM family. It makes sense for CCM to add him to the fold.
At just 21 years old, Barzal is going to be one of the next generation of stars in this league. CCM just locked in the guaranteed rookie of the year, and someone who can eclipse the point per game margin on a regular basis if everything breaks right. This is a good get for them.
A few hours later Adidas tweeted out a photo shoot with Barzal saying that he’s the newest athlete. I’ll bless you with these pictures right now:
So in one day, Barzal got signed by CCM and Adidas. I call that a successful day. There’s a solid chance that he takes home the Calder Trophy tonight as well, so this is turning into a busy week for the kid.
Is it October yet? I miss watching Barzy make defenders look silly.
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