Top NHL Prospect Tyler Seguin Joins Bauer Hockey Family

Highly Touted Center Becomes Latest Young Star Added to Roster

Jun 22, 2010, 14:18 ET from Bauer Hockey, Inc.

TORONTO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Bauer Hockey, Inc. today announced that top NHL Prospect Tyler Seguin has joined its roster of athletes, becoming the latest in a long line of top young standouts to align with the world's leading designer and manufacturer of hockey equipment.  Seguin will exclusively wear Bauer equipment on ice during the 2010-2011 NHL season and will work closely with Bauer's product development team to provide insight and feedback into future product direction.

Ranked as the top North American Skater by NHL Central Scouting, the 6-1, 180-pound center is expected to be one of the first two players selected in Friday's NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles.

"When you think of hockey, you think of Bauer and it's exciting to be part of the Bauer Hockey family," Seguin said. "To be included alongside some of the great players that are part of the Bauer roster is unbelievable. I'm really looking forward to working with the entire Bauer team in the future."

This season, Seguin led all scorers in the Ontario Hockey League, registering 48 goals and 58 assists for 106 points in 63 games for the Plymouth Whalers. In addition to tying for the CHL scoring title, Seguin took home the Red Tilson Trophy as the most outstanding players in the OHL and was the recipient of the CHL Top Draft Prospect Award given annually to the top eligible prospect for the NHL Entry Draft.

"Tyler is obviously one of the top young players in the world, but more importantly, he is a player that embodies everything that has made Bauer the No.1 brand in hockey," said Kevin Davis, President and CEO, Bauer Hockey. "He's a hard working player who has demonstrated a dedication and commitment to the sport. We are excited to stand alongside Tyler as he embarks on what promises to be an outstanding professional career."

Seguin, who will be featured in Bauer Hockey's global marketing efforts, joins other elite players on Bauer's roster including Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, Nic Backstrom, Mike Richards, Henrik Lundquist, Eric Staal and Jordan Staal, to name just a few.

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About Bauer Hockey

Bauer Hockey is the world's most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1927, Bauer developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer has continued to develop the most sought after products in the industry, including the widely successful Supreme® and Vapor® lines of products.

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