NHL Draft Diaries: Equipment Edition - Tij Iginla

By Matt Stathopoulos


NHL Draft Diaries: Equipment Edition - Tij Iginla
With a name synonymous with hockey greatness, Tij Iginla steps onto the ice not just as the son of a legend, but as a budding star in his own right. As the 2024 NHL Draft draws closer, many eyes are on this young prospect, eager to see where his journey will take him.

At just 17 years old, Tij has already made a significant impact in his first season with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL. His remarkable improvement from last season with the Seattle Thunderbirds is a testament to his dedication and skill. Registering an impressive 84 points in 64 regular-season games, Tij is showing to be a dynamic center with a lethal scoring touch.

But Tij’s potential extends beyond his on-ice performance. As the son of hockey icon Jarome Iginla, he carries the weight of expectations on his shoulders. Even so, Tij is showing the hockey world that he’s more than just his last name — he is carving his own path to success, one goal at a time.

The intrigue surrounding Tij doesn’t stop at his family ties. His choice of equipment also has piqued the interest of many hockey gear enthusiasts. Tij has opted for the HZRDUS PX stick and SVH Custom model skates from True. It’s a decision that raises eyebrows, considering True’s relatively low-key presence in the CHL and the fact that the company wasn’t even around for most of his father’s illustrious career. But for Tij, perhaps this is a decision that plays a part in carving his own niche. 

We should also mention the remaining pieces of his equipment are from CCM, but this is, of course, due to the league’s partnership with the brand. 

As Tij continues to hone his skills and elevate his game, the NHL Draft presents an exciting opportunity for him to take the next step in his hockey journey. With his offensive prowess and family pedigree, he’s caught the attention of several teams looking to bolster their rosters with a promising young talent. The middle to late part of the first round seems like a probable destination for Tij, but draft day is always full of surprises.

For True as a company, having Tij around for the long haul could be massive. He’s an opportunity to showcase the quality and performance of its equipment at the highest level. It has been a battle for True to continue making strides in the NHL, and having Tij join its ranks could be a game-changer.

As Tij prepares to take the next step in his hockey career, one thing is clear: He’s determined to write his own chapter in the Iginla family legacy. With his skill, passion and dedication, Tij is destined for greatness. And as he continues to rise through the ranks, one thing is for sure — the hockey world will be watching.

Photo Credit: Dale Preston

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