NHL, players union, alumni association team up for NFT deal

by | Jun 23, 2022 | Sports

The NHL, NHL Players’ Association and NHL Alumni Association are teaming up to get hockey into the NFT marketplace.The organizations announced a multiyear deal Thursday making Sweet their official digital collectibles partner. While not confirming exact terms, NHL executive VP of business development and innovation Dave Lehanski said the lucrative agreement is one of the biggest licensing deals in league history and Sweet CEO Tom Mizzone called it a “very favorable deal” for all parties.“It became clear that we absolutely needed to have the Players’ Association and the Alumni Association on board so we could really speak to the entire history of the NHL — anything that has happened in the past, anything that’s happening today and anything that’s happening in the future — to create the best community and overall environment for our fans,” Lehanski said. “We really came together to work on this in force and create a true NHL experience and partnership.”The partnership by the league, NHLPA and alumni is a rare sight but one that could help grow revenue moving forward, especially after pandemic-related losses kept the salary c …

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