2019-2020 NHL All-Star Gear Breakdown

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It has been a year of some big product releases and time for another NHL All-Star Gear Breakdown. We took a look last year at what the top players were using and which brands were number one. We saw CCM and Warrior climbing the ranks and reducing Bauer's hold amongst the athletes. Let's take a look to see if things have stayed the same or if there have been any big changes.

SKATES

Bauer once again dominated the skate category with 58% of NHL All-Star skaters representing the Bauer name. Not much has changed since last year, where 59% of players were wearing Bauer skates. Out of this year's 21 Bauer skaters, 14 of them were rocking the Vapor Line. We also see a 6% increase with True Custom skates and a slight drop of 3% with CCM.

When it comes down to which CCM Skate was more dominant, there wasn't a clear winner. The choices are spread almost evenly between the three families: Jetspeed, Tacks, and Ribcor. This is interesting to see when comparing to Bauer because Vapor is used by 67% of the Bauer skaters.

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  • Skates by Brand:
Most Used: Bauer Vapor 2X Pro
Featured Skater: David Pastrnak
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STICKS

Last year we saw the Warrior Covert QR Edge being held by the most NHL All-Stars. The tables have turned and the Bauer Vapor Flylite takes this year's most used stick. Weighing an extremely comfortable 387 grams, the Flylite is silky in the hands and provides an extremely fast and accurate shot thanks to the new XE Elliptical Taper.

Comparing the stats from last year, Bauer had a 13% increase with the Vapor line holding majority and almost an even split between the Nexus and Supreme Line. CCM and Warrior declined with the number of players using their sticks, yet players were more evenly spread out between the stick families. Mitch Marner can be seen rocking the only True Stick of the tournament, the new True AX9.

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Most Used: Bauer Vapor Flylite
Featured Player: Patrick Kane
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GLOVES

CCM was the glove leader among NHL All-Stars in 2019 but like the other two categories, Bauer has stepped in and taken control. With 44% of all skaters wearing Bauer, 50% of them wore the Vapor Line. The CCM Super Tack's AS1 Glove was last year's leading glove, however, there has been quite a dramatic shift over to CCM's Pro Stock Gloves. Out of all skaters, 25% of them were rocking CCM Pro Stock Gloves, with the Bauer Vapor 1X Lite coming in at a close second at 22%.
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  • Gloves by Brand:
    • Bauer - 44%
    • CCM - 33%
    • Warrior - 19%
    • True - 3%
Most Used: CCM Pro Stock/Non-Retail
Featured Player: Matthew Barzal
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HELMETS

Bauer was more dominant in the helmet category last year and the gap was widened this year. Bauer increased by almost 10% while CCM decline by almost 10%. Most players are seen wearing the Bauer Re-Akt Helmet. Many of the CCM Helmets are the Vector V08 and the Alpha One mainly representing Warrior.
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  • Helmets by Brand:
    • Bauer - 53%
    • CCM - 33%
    • Warrior - 14%
Most Used: Bauer Re Akt
Featured Player: Elias Pettersson
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