NEW YORK – Rick Nash of the New York Rangers waited for the large line of fans, braving a steady rain, to make their way over for a photo op. Smile for the camera, sell a few products – such is life for a hockey star with an endorsement deal.
Even if it’s an endorsement deal his nearly one-year-old son might enjoy more than Nash would.
“All the other endorsements go out the window, and you get the Playmobil one. That’s what happens when you have a little one,” he said.
Nash was at the NHL Store in Manhattan on Thursday pushing the new Playmobil NHL line.
Basically, it’s like a table hockey game for wee ones. The NHL Hockey Arena ($59.99) houses little players and goalies from Original Six teams. Kids hold the players with their hands on the rink, and operate a lever to swing the player’s stick to take shots. A joystick controls the goalie to make saves.
It’s all super cute.
Even if you have to buy the referee package to get the Stanley Cup:
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