PLYMOUTH, Minn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--CCM Hockey, the world’s leading hockey equipment manufacturer, is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Zach Parise, alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild and two-time U.S. Olympian. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Parise joins an impressive roster of CCM athletes including Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Carey Price, Patrice Bergeron and John Tavares.
“Today, players have a lot of choice when it comes to equipment. I wanted to partner with CCM because of the brand’s clear focus on innovation and technology. I’m very impressed with how well the equipment performs and how well it responds to my needs on the ice.”
Drafted in 2003, Parise has scored over 300 goals throughout his NHL career. After being named to the Men’s Olympic Hockey Team in 2010, the left winger represented the United States in the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, earning a silver medal. Parise also participated in the most recent 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
To announce the multi-year partnership, Parise made a special appearance today at the Wayzata Boys Varsity Ice Hockey practice to honor the team’s 2016 State Championship title. During his appearance at Wayzata’s practice, Parise surprised the team and presented them with a congratulatory banner on behalf of CCM.
“I am excited to partner with a brand with so much hockey heritage,” said Parise. “Today, players have a lot of choice when it comes to equipment. I wanted to partner with CCM because of the brand’s clear focus on innovation and technology. I’m very impressed with how well the equipment performs and how well it responds to my needs on the ice.”
“We are very honored to have Zach as a CCM ambassador,” said Sean Williams, Vice President Global Marketing and NA Sales, CCM Hockey. “He’s a leader and a competitor who represents our brand values on and off the ice. We look forward to helping Zach achieve his goals by providing him with high performance equipment and great service.”
As part of the agreement, Parise will exclusively use CCM equipment. He will also participate in CCM’s many community-based initiatives, support upcoming product launches and serve as a global ambassador for the brand.
About CCM Hockey
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 leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel. CCM Hockey equips more professional hockey players than any other company, including superstars like Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and John Tavares. 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.ccmhockey.com.