Easton Signs All-Star Zach Parise To Multi-Year Extension

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New Jersey Devils Wing will continue to lead teams to playoffs in Easton Hockey Gear

Easton Hockey today announced a multi-year extension contract with New Jersey Devils left wing, NHL All-Star and Team USA Alternate Captain Zach Parise. Parise will continue to wear Easton Hockey Gear exclusively and to develop new products.

A natural with the puck, Parise has scored 160 goals and led the Devils to the NHL playoffs in each of his five seasons. In addition to being a star in the NHL, Parise is also an experienced international competitor, being named an alternate captain on the 2010 U.S. Olympic team which took home the Silver Medal in Vancouver.

“Zach Parise raises the level of excitement in the arena every time he touches the puck,” said Chris Zimmerman, president of Easton Sports. “He’s quickly made a name for himself as the premier American player in the game and proven winner.”

As a continued Easton Hockey endorsee, Parise will not only wear and market Easton Hockey gear, but also participate in the “Control Freak” campaign for the release of the Synergy EQ50 stick. The eight-year veteran will also be involved in the development of future Easton designs.

“Easton Hockey always has the best technology in all of their gear and I can’t wait to use the EQ50 this season,” Parise said. “I’m excited to keep working with Easton Hockey as they continue to revolutionize hockey sticks.”

"We are thrilled that Zach will continue his relationship with Easton Hockey for years to come and are equally excited that he will remain one of the brands featured NHL stars throughout the prime of his career." said Mark Lepselter, President, Maxx Sports Entertainment.

Terms of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.

To receive more information or schedule an interview, please contact Formula at 310-578-7050 or via e-mail at kovacs(at)formulapr(dot)com. Follow Easton Hockey on Twitter: @Easton_Hockey. Become a friend on Facebook: Facebook.com/EastonHockey.

About Easton Sports
Easton Sports is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of baseball, softball, hockey, lacrosse 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 http://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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