Twins Enterprises said it has expanded its business relationship with the National Hockey League to distribute licensed headwear and apparel in Canada. The company, based in Boston and Dedham, has worked with the NHL in the United States for 10 years. have had a successful 10 year partnership in the United States. In addition, the agreement with the NHL includes global rights.

“Twins Enterprise has been a valued licensee of the NHL for many years in the United States and we look forward to continuing our success with them in the Canadian market,” said Jim Haskins, NHL Vice President of Consumer Products.


Twins Enterprise has also named Glenn Wakefield as Division President, Twins Canada. KDI Group Inc. of Winnipeg, MB will have rights for sales and distribution of Twins/NHL licensed products in Canada. In the sporting goods business for 75 years, KDI Group has been a top distributor of products throughout Canada and has been in the licensed business since 1991. 


Twins NHL headwear will be sold into several distribution channels and Banner Supply/NHL apparel will be sold in the sporting goods and fashion retail channels. 


“We are excited about our new relationship with the KDI Group considering their excellent reputation of sales and service in Canada,” said Wakefield. “We anticipate a strong launch of products in conjunction with the NHL in late 2008.”


Twins Enterprise is a privately owned licensed products company founded in 1947 by twin brothers Arthur and Henry D’Angelo.