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NHL player forced to buy his own equipment on Amazon after supply issue

Published December 3, 2023 at 9:29
BY TJ TUCKER
It's unfortunate that it took a gruesome death of a hockey player on the ice for his colleagues to start taking neck protectors seriously. However, that has become part of Adam Johnson's legacy following his death near the end of October during a game in England. The demand is so high, a report says companies supplying the NHL can't keep up.

According to the New York Post, Nick Bonino will be the first New York Rangers to wear a neck protector during games. However, he was forced to order one from Amazon.

"The hockey world was shocked by what happened. If there's even a little bit of a chance of protecting yourself I think that's always smart, so I'm going to start wearing it now."

The New York Post states there are a "glut of back orders" on file throughout the league. Bonino said he actually tried to order an undershirt with built-in neck protector from NHL suppliers the day after the Johnson incident, but hasn't received it. That's why he went through Amazon.


"I'll stick with this until maybe down the road we can get those one-pieces."

"For now it's a little bit cumbersome but it doesn't bother me. It was comfortable. Why not?"

The increased demand is a great thing. Hopefully, suppliers increase their production in the near future so everyone who wants one can get it.

Source: New York Post
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