Major League Socks (formerly known as Babsocks) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) on Monday announced that they have entered into a multi-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that will see current NHL stars featured on the company’s popular line of socks.
The agreement with the NHLPA follows on the heels of Major League Socks’ successful retail launch with the NHL Alumni Association earlier this year. The NHLPA Line will showcase some of hockey’s most recognizable players on pairs of Major League Socks’ fashion-forward and colorful socks. The artistic caricatures of players on the designs (www.majorleaguesocks.com/collections/NHLPA) allow fans to show support for their favorite players from the boardroom to the living room, and everywhere in-between.
“This fresh lineup of the game’s top superstars is what the fans have been asking us for, and we’re thrilled today to announce that we’re ready to roll them out to those fans all across North America,” said Thomas McCole, Major League Socks co-founder.
“We’re pleased to welcome Major League Socks to the family of NHLPA-licensed suppliers,” said Martin McQuaig, Senior Manager – Licensing, NHLPA. “The player caricatures look great, and we know they’ll be popular with fans of all ages.”
The first series of NHLPA player socks feature 49 superstars from all the top teams, including superstars such as Connor McDavid, Elias Pettersson, Alex Ovechkin and Auston Matthews. The socks are packaged in a collectible display tray, featuring the full-color original caricatures.
Fans can visit www.majorleaguesocks.com to browse and purchase the full collection of 49 NHLPA stars. Products are available at select Sport Chek locations, the NHL Store, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Spirit of Hockey gift shop and Fanatics.