NHL 3 Stars of the Week - ending March 24 - Gear Review


Brandon at IW Hockey
Staff member
Another week has come and gone, which means we have three new NHL Stars of the Week. From first to third we have Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, and Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer.

#1 Kyle Connor2.jpg
Connor leads us off this week by leading the league with 5 goals, 3 assists in four games and helping the Winnipeg Jets clinch their second consecutive playoff berth. Kyle potted his first career hat trick against the Nashville Predators and reached the 30-goal mark too. Connor's big week also got him to the 60-point mark for the first time in his career. Kyle seems to be rocking the CCM Resistance Helmet, which features an innovative liner called the R.E.D. System (Rotational Energy Dampening) which allows it to manage rotational impacts like never before. For mitts, he wears a pro stock version of CCM's 4-roll while dangling and sniping with the CCM Ribcor Trigger 3D. We take a turn in terms of brand of choice for Connor, because we see him using the very popular Vapor 1X hockey skates.

#2 Steven Stamkos2.jpg
Even though Stamkos came second this week, he still had a big week personally. He helped his team secure their first President's Trophy in franchise history and became their all-time leading scorer, surpassing former Tampa Bay Lightning, Vincent Lecavalier. Stamkos finished the week with 4 goals and 4 assists in four games played. Up top, Stammer wears the Bauer 4500 helmet. Sticking with Bauer down through the gear, Stamkos rocks the Bauer Supreme 1S gloves, one of the best fitting contoured gloves to date, and hammers his one-timers in with the Bauer Supreme 2S Pro hockey stick. Finishing the Bauer theme off, Steven is seen wearing the unreleased Vapor 2X Pro hockey skates!

#3 Philipp Grubauer2.jpg
Grubauer had a big week by saving 149 shots on 155 attempts. He finished strong by posting a 3-0-1 recored, 1.49 GAA, and .961 SV% to nudge the Avalanche into the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. He wears the Bauer 960XPM goalie mask while rocking the unreleased CCM Extreme Flex 4 leg pads, catcher, and blocker. For his paddle he chooses to use the Bauer Supreme 2S Composite goalie stick. Finishing things off, Grubauer is wearing a pair of custom made True hockey skates for his pushes in the crease.
Last edited: