Shawn Thornton

STX signs a half dozen NHL players

STX signs a half dozen NHL players

STX LLC has signed six more National Hockey League professionals to multi-year deals to play with STX equipment as their season gets underway.

The Baltimore-based sports equipment maker, known for its lacrosse sticks, entered the hockey market last year and hopes to expand awareness of its brand with the new athletes as it goes up against entrenched competitors. It already has deals with five other NHL players.

The new ones include J.T. Miller, a New York Rangers center; Adam McQuaid, a Boston Bruins defenseman; Matt Martin, a New York Islanders left wing; Colin McDonald, a Philadelphia Flyers right wing; Shawn Thornton, a Florida Panthers right wing; and Vincent Trocheck, a...