Gear Breakdown of Vladimir Tarasenko: Player of the Day/Season(?)



While not new to the NHL, Tarasenko is new to the spotlight. Vladimir Tarasenko really burst out of mediocracy in the 2014 – 2015 season, netting 20 goals for the St. Louis Blues thus far. I don’t mean to insult this young man’s first two seasons in the NHL, but this season starts the new chapter for Tarasenko. This young Russian is on his way to superstardom. — Also, being mediocre in the NHL is still an unbelievable accomplishment. — At this point in the season, the 23 year old is tied for second in scoring, tied for fourth in points, and sits in second for the highest +/-. So why is he the player of the day today? Last night (12/16/14), Tarasenko put three biscuits in the basket against the LA Kings for his second hat trick of the season. So, we are going to take a look at some of the weapons and armor that allow him to do what he does best.

But first, let’s just watch him do the Rangers dirty and then after a quick shower break, we will take a look at the man’s gear.

Skates: Reebok RibCor Pumps

So Vladimir Tarasenko rocks the Reebok RibCor Pump Skates to blow past the defenders and work his magic. The Reebok RibCor skates use rib stiffeners to provide more support and stability while maintaining a lightweight package. It appears that Tarasenko uses the Tuuk Lightspeed 2 holder instead of the standard Speedblade 4.0 holder.

Gloves: Reebok 4-Rolls

Those filthy hands of his need are protected by the Reebok 4-Roll gloves. These gloves are the top traditional fitting glove made by Reebok, though unfortunately no longer carried by the Warehouse.

Stick: Reebok RibCor

Tarasenko does his dirty work with the Reebok RibCor stick.

Helmet: Reebok 7K Helmet

Tarasenko uses Reebok 8K helmet, which features a shell design and padding similar to the Reebok 7K helmet and the composite subshell found in the Reebok 11K helmet.

So Tarasenko is very Reebok loyal and we’re excited to see how his season and career both progress.