MAR 4, 2012; St. Paul, MN, USA; Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog (92) carries the puck up ice in the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Avalanche defeated the Wld 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE
You asked for it, so here it is: Gabriel Landeskog 's new stick.
Gabe has been using CCM since he came into the league. Back in December, Gabe joined forces with CCM to donate $2,500 cash and $2,500 in CCM equipment to Foothills Hockey Association in Denver. Recently he has been using the CCM RBZ hockey stick, and he will continue to do so through the end of the season. His is a slight variation of the twig above; his is all white. He isn't alone. Ryan Nudgent-Hopkins will also be using this stick. The image above is of the permanent design (used with permission).
For those who are unaware, TaylorMade, which is a leader in golf equipment (I must admit - I use their clubs), and CCM recently joined forces to create this unique, white-bladed stick for Gabe. This union will be a multi-year collaboration. This stick will not be available to the public until at least mid-way through the year. The official launch date—with all the details of the advancment in technologies—isn't until until the NHL Entry Draft on June 22nd, 2012, with mass availability to come afterwards.