Posted September 13, 2018 07:33:56 The glass doors of NHL players are now getting their own custom look, courtesy of a $9 million contract that the Calgary Flames have with Stanley Stanley Glass Doors.
Glass doors in general are expensive, but for the Flames they will get a little extra for the privilege of making the doors themselves.
Glass Doors’ new contract with the Flames, which runs through 2022-23, will see the company pay $1.5 million annually for the first decade of the deal, with $1 million going towards the production of the doors.
Glass Door CEO and co-founder Dave Ries told the Calgary Sun the goal was to build a product that is easy to install, durable and high quality.
“The idea behind the door is to get them on the ice and play the game as much as possible,” Ries said.
Ries added the doors will have to be installed in-house to guarantee the doors are functional and that they do not get bent or damaged during games. “
And when you’re not playing the puck and when you need to leave the rink, you can put it in your locker and you can come out the door.”
Ries added the doors will have to be installed in-house to guarantee the doors are functional and that they do not get bent or damaged during games.
The doors will be able to be removed with a standard kitchen knife.
Ries explained the idea behind Glass Doors doors was to make hockey more accessible, something that has been lacking in the NHL in recent years.
“I think we’ve seen a lot of hockey fans feel isolated in the league,” he said.
The company has been trying to raise the bar on the hockey door, and Ries and his team have created a set of custom glass doors with the promise of making them a little more appealing.
Rides and doors have to fit the walls of a gymnasium or locker room and the player must be wearing the correct helmet.
Rises of new players with smaller heads like Nikita Zadorov and Connor McDavid have forced the NHL to create new helmets and helmets have become increasingly difficult to find.
With the advent of high-end players like McDavid, Ries says he and his company have made a deal with NHL teams to create a high-quality custom hockey helmet that can be easily replaced.
The Flames were among the first NHL teams who joined the trend and Rides has also made a pact with the Vancouver Canucks to supply a set to the team for the 2018-19 season.
The deal with the Canucks is for a year, but Ries has already signed a contract extension that is worth an additional $1,500 per year for the rest of the 10-year deal.
The Canucks are the NHL’s biggest spenders on their team, with a total of $55.3 million in total salary-cap space.
The contract also includes a $4.5-million signing bonus, with the player signing a one-year contract worth $1 per $1 of salary-calculation.
It also includes an $8.5,000 signing bonus for every $1 spent, and an additional bonus of $3.5 per $2 spent.
The price tag on the new custom glass is $9.3M for a pair of doors, but the company says the company can produce custom glass on a large scale if the price is right.
“Our goal is to be able provide the best quality product,” Rios said.