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May 2021

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Seattle Kraken Mock Draft

Each NHL team has the option of protecting seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goaltender, or eight skaters (forwards plus defensemen) and one goalie. The Kraken have to select one player from every team except the Golden Knights, who are exempt from the expansion draft. Check out the link below to see who the Hockey News is forecasting will be headed to Seattle.

Mock Expansion Draft

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WEAR by Erin Andrews

Sportscaster Erin Andrews and Alyssa Greene, the spouse of two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Matt Greene, have teamed up with the NHL to bring a new line of hockey-themed women’s clothing to life. WEAR by Erin Andrews and the NHL announced that the officially licensed collection will be available at NHLShop.com, Fanatics.com, and retail stores across North America this fall....

Sportscaster Erin Andrews and Alyssa Greene, the spouse of two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Matt Greene, have teamed up with the NHL to bring a new line of hockey-themed women’s clothing to life. WEAR by Erin Andrews and the NHL announced that the officially licensed collection will be available at NHLShop.com, Fanatics.com, and retail stores across North America this fall.

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Player Spotlight

Owen Tippett, Florida Panthers

This month’s player spotlight is on Peterborough, Ontario native, Owen Tippett. In 2015, Owen was selected 4th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL’s Priority Selection. Owen went on to play over 200 games in the Ontario Hockey League, amassing nearly 130 goals and 250 points over four seasons. Ahead of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Owen was considered by many scouts ...

This month’s player spotlight is on Peterborough, Ontario native, Owen Tippett. In 2015, Owen was selected 4th overall by the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL’s Priority Selection. Owen went on to play over 200 games in the Ontario Hockey League, amassing nearly 130 goals and 250 points over four seasons. Ahead of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Owen was considered by many scouts as the best pure goal scorer in the draft. It took just ten picks for Owen to be selected by the Florida Panthers, making his NHL debut later that year. Most recently, Owen completed his first NHL season, cementing himself as a pivotal piece of hockey in Sunrise.

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April 2021

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Foreign Exchange Calculator

The vast majority of professional athletes require money in various currencies throughout their hockey careers. To ensure athletes stay up to date with live currency rates, GAVIN created our very own foreign exchange calculator. In addition, GAVIN added live data for other unique assets such as gold, silver and Bitcoin. Click below to check it out!

Link to GAVIN's Calculator

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Athletes Targeted By Fraud

It is no surprise that fraudsters consistently target professional athletes. The fraudsters’ success, however, is a bit more shocking: from 2004 through 2019, professional athletes alleged almost $600 million in fraud-related loss. Click the link below to review a report produced by EY that dives into the details of how and why athletes are so successfully being frauded.

EY Report on Athlete Fraud

Player Spotlight

Filip Zadina, Detroit Red Wings

This month’s player spotlight is on Czech native, Filip Zadina. After years of sharpening his craft in his hometown of Pardubice, Czech Republic, Filip made the decision to join the QMJHL, Halifax Moosehead ahead of his NHL draft year. Following a successful season in Halifax, highlighted by an All-Star performance at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships, Filip was sele...

This month’s player spotlight is on Czech native, Filip Zadina. After years of sharpening his craft in his hometown of Pardubice, Czech Republic, Filip made the decision to join the QMJHL, Halifax Moosehead ahead of his NHL draft year. Following a successful season in Halifax, highlighted by an All-Star performance at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships, Filip was selected sixth overall by the Detroit Red Wings. Now three years later, Filip has appeared in 80 NHL games, and has established himself as a crucial piece of the re-building franchise’s future. Click the link below to see some unique statistics from Filip this season.

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March 2021

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COVID Shutdown Anniversary

For a culture that is accustomed to playing through pain and persevering through distractions, the coronavirus began merely as background noise. After a year of shutdowns, false starts, postponements, bubbles, games without spectators and quarantines, we know better. Click the link below to revisit the last year and its unforgettable impact on professional sports.

From Game On To Lights Out

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Showbound Podcast & GAVIN

Last month, GAVIN began a partnership with two young “podcasters” and the creators of Canada’s third largest hockey podcast, Showbound. On their weekly interview, guests will reveal how they rewarded themselves after achieving a life-long dream of signing an NHL contract. Click the link below for a recent clip with Edmonton Oilers’ prospect, Ryan McLeod, or alternatively, check out...

Last month, GAVIN began a partnership with two young “podcasters” and the creators of Canada’s third largest hockey podcast, Showbound. On their weekly interview, guests will reveal how they rewarded themselves after achieving a life-long dream of signing an NHL contract. Click the link below for a recent clip with Edmonton Oilers’ prospect, Ryan McLeod, or alternatively, check out a full list of episodes on Apple Podcast.

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Player Spotlight

Casey Cizikas, New York Islanders

This month’s player spotlight is on Toronto, Ontario native, Casey Cizikas. While playing for the OHL’s Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, Casey headed into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as a hopeful young prospect. It wasn’t until the ninety-second pick that the energetic forward was selected by the New York Islanders. Since entering the NHL in 2011, Casey has amassed nearly...

This month’s player spotlight is on Toronto, Ontario native, Casey Cizikas. While playing for the OHL’s Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, Casey headed into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as a hopeful young prospect. It wasn’t until the ninety-second pick that the energetic forward was selected by the New York Islanders. Since entering the NHL in 2011, Casey has amassed nearly 600 NHL games, spending the entire time on the Island. This season, the Islanders sit second in the MassMutual East division as they hope to make a lengthy playoff run this spring. Check out the video below as Casey puts in a impressive bid for the 2020-21 goal of the year.

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