Easton Hockey Signs Top Draft Prospect Taylor Hall to Deal

Windsor Spitfires Star Will Use Easton Gear Exclusively

Jun 21, 2010, 17:03 ET from Easton Hockey

VAN NUYS, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Every once in a while a player comes around that can be the star of his generation and change the game of Hockey, and Easton has signed one of those players in Taylor Hall.

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Widely regarded as the most exciting and dynamic prospect in the 2010 NHL Draft, Hall led the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL to back to back Memorial Cups in 2009 and 2010, winning MVP both seasons. Known as an assassin with the puck, Hall scored 123 goals in just 3 seasons in the OHL, while adding 35 in three trips to the playoffs. Hall used the Easton S19 stick to lead the OHL in scoring during the regular season and playoffs in 2010.

"Taylor Hall is the most exciting prospect to come to the NHL in a long time, he's going to be an absolute star," said Chris Zimmerman, President of Easton Sports. "With his natural offensive ability and dangerous creativity with the puck he will be the perfect skater to showcase Easton's cutting edge gear for years to come."

As an Easton endorsee, Hall will wear and market Easton Hockey gear, as well as participate in the brand's global marketing campaign "Confidence Is Everything." The Canadian-born star of the Ontario Hockey League will also be involved in the development of future Easton designs.

"There's no bigger jump in hockey than from juniors to the NHL and I'll need the right kind of gear that can stand up to the demands of the way I play, and that's Easton," Hall said. "From the start of my first game in the NHL, I will be using Easton."

Terms of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.

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About Easton Sports

Easton Sports is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of baseball, softball, hockey and cycling equipment for both sports professionals and enthusiasts.  Easton Sports focuses on its ability to innovate and create products of unmatched quality and performance including the #1 bat in the College World Series®, Women's College World Series®, Little League World Series®, and Slow-Pitch Softball, as well as the #1 stick and #1 glove in the National Hockey League.  Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Easton Sports employs over 1,200 people worldwide and maintains facilities in Utah, California, Mexico, Canada and Asia.  For further information, please visit the company online at www.eastonsports.com.  Prior to the combination with Riddell Bell, Easton Sports was a subsidiary of Jas. D. Easton Inc.  Other subsidiary companies of Jas. D. Easton, including Easton Technical Products and Hoyt, both based in Utah, are not impacted by this combination.

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