The ECHL announced that it has signed a multi-year extension with The MeiGray Group to be the “Official Game-Worn Jersey Source of the ECHL”.
The MeiGray Group has been the official game-worn jersey source of the ECHL for eight seasons. Each ECHL team will continue to wear one set of home jerseys and one set of road jerseys for the first half of the season and another set for the second half. MeiGray will own the exclusive rights to jerseys worn during the first half of the season while the teams will own the exclusive rights to jerseys worn for the second half as well as all specialty jerseys.
“The ECHL keeps growing, and getting better and better,” said Barry Meisel, MeiGray President and Chief Operating Officer. “I’m proud that the MeiGray Program has grown with it, and will continue to grow with it for many years to come.”
The ECHL has had 251 players reach the NHL since 2002-03 when it changed its focus to become the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL.
The MeiGray Group will continue to have a presence at the annual ECHL All-Star Game through the auction of All-Star Pre-Game/Skills Competition jerseys, as well as the jerseys worn during the first period of the All-Star Game. In addition, the company will have the right to auction pucks used during the All-Star Game.
The MeiGray Group will also have the rights to jerseys and pucks used during the Kelly Cup Finals.
“MeiGray’s league support and commitment to ECHL fans to offer authentic game-worn jerseys reaffirms the partnership between our league and The MeiGray Group,” said Tara Crane, ECHL Vice President of Marketing and Licensing. “We look forward to continued success in bringing an array of authenticated, game-worn merchandise to ECHL fans.”
The MeiGray Group will continue to receive league-wide exposure through a variety of sources including, but not limited to, dasher boards, advertisements in league and team publications and radio, television and in-arena announcements.
The MeiGray Group will also be featured on ECHL.com, the official website of the league, and on member sites though the ECHL.com Network.
The MeiGray Group, which has sold more than 39,000 game-worn jerseys since its inception in 1997, currently has working agreements with the National Hockey League and USA Hockey, as well as with the National Basketball Association and the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles.