1. In one NHL season, most sticks were used by legendary Wayne Gretzky, who used as many as 700. If we recalculate this on 80 matches, it means that, on average, he replaced 9 sticks during one game.
2. The wrapping of sticks began at the beginning of the 20th century. The tape was then used for higher strength and protection against fragility. Today, the wrapping is used for better grip and puck handling.
3. The first sticks have been made well over 100 years earlier. At the beginning of the 19th century, the first hockey sticks were made from one piece of wood. Although today we still find wooden manufacturers, most of the sticks are made from more durable materials, which, with a suitable combination, offer strength, grip and of course excellence in the field or, ice.