STX expands ice-hockey line, signs five NHL players

Baltimore-based STX said Thursday that it's inked deals with five National Hockey League players as the company best known for lacrosse plans an expansion of its ice-hockey line.

STX launched the line in the spring with sticks. It plans to add gloves and Surgeon and Stallion sticks for beginner- and intermediate-level players in November, and "elite-level" protective gear next spring.

STX said it signed multi-year deals with Charlie Coyle and Jonathon Blum of the Minnesota Wild, David Booth of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brandon Pirri of the Florida Panthers and Mike Brown of the San Jose Sharks. It announced a deal with Matt Moulson of the Buffalo Sabres last year as it prepared to break into the ice-hockey market.

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