Oilers Players Spotted Using New Equipment After Adam Johnson Tragedy

Published November 16, 2023 at 7:48 PM

Hockey players around the world are taking their personal safety a little bit more seriously after former Penguin Adam Johnson tragically passed away last month. While the NHL has not made any mandates or suggestions for new protective equipment, some players are taking the initiative to protect themselves anyways.

Oilers Players Wear Cut-Resistant Base Layers From NHLer's Personal Brand

Two Oilers players were seen wearing base shirts from the brand Warroad. The brand has a sponsorship deal with Capitals forward TJ Oshie, who was been using their neck guard since Johnson's passing.

Warroad specializes in sports-wear with a specialization in protective equipment for hockey players. Among their products are neck guards and cut-resistant base layer shirts and pants. After the Oilers defeated the kraken yesterday three players posed for a picture posted on X. In the picture, Evander Kane and Darnell Nurse can be seen wearing Warroad cut-resistant shirts.

This is the latest development in a sport-wide movement towards greater player safety. It will be interesting to see if the NHL makes neck guards and cut-resistant base layers mandatory next season.

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Oilers Players Spotted Using New Equipment After Adam Johnson Tragedy

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