Montreal Canadiens get a new sponsor
Playtika, which is a leading mobile company has announced its partnership with National Hockey League side Montreal Canadiens. The company also sponsors Spanish league side Sevilla and this partnership is seen as a key step towards broadening the brand’s visibility especially in Canada and the US. In a statement, General manager Lior Kenan said that based on the fact that Montreal is home to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) free-to-play poker app – which is one of Playtikas classic games – it was only reasonable for the company to sponsor one of the regions’ most prolific NHL team with the Canadiens having won 23 Stanley cups since the inception of the NHL.
NHL participates in player safety summit
The NHL will join 14 other hockey leagues in this year’s Hockey Summit with discussions revolving around the playing environment, discipline, officiating, protective equipment among other topics related to the game. In recent years there has been a wide discussion revolving around the safety of players while on the pitch, and how the rules of the game are interpreted as you will find some differing depending on the associations.
Stones signs 8 year deal with Golden Knights
Vegas side Golden Knights have secured the services of Mark Stones for the next 8 years after signing a deal worth $76 million. Stones was contracted by Ottawa Senators who released him after Golden Knights offed him a better contract where he will earn more than he would when playing for Ottawa due to taxes.
The 26-year-old took to Twitter thank the Senators and their fans who have seen him develop since signing for the team as an amateur. Golden Knights on their part were delighted to seal the deal saying that Stones is an incredible player who will bring the much required dynamics and experience in the team to challenge for a major trophy.