What shoulder pads do most NHL players wear?

What shoulder pads do most NHL players wear? What shoulder pads do NHL players use? Almost all NHL players wear modified shoulder pads (Pro-Stock) designed to their preferred specifications. That said, these pro versions are based on “off-the-shelf” models made by the major ice hockey brands like Bauer, CCM, True, and Warrior.

What do hockey shoulder pads protect? Hockey shoulder pads help provide essential security for players at every level of play. While they might be called shoulder pads, they’re actually designed to help protect the collarbone, chest, back and upper arms, in addition to the shoulders.

How should a chest protector fit hockey? At the front of your torso, there should only be enough space between the top of the hockey pants and bottom of the chest protector to allow for necessary mobility.

What size chest protector should I get hockey? 

Hockey Shoulder Pad Sizing Chart
Pad Size Age Range Chest
Junior Medium 8 – 11 28″ – 31″
Junior Large 10 – 13 30″ – 34″
Senior Small 14 – 16 32″ – 38″
Senior Medium 16+ 36″ – 41″

What shoulder pads do most NHL players wear? – Additional Questions

How far down should a chest protector go?

When trying on a chest protector, it should fit 1.5” below the T shirt or collar line at the neck. The bottom of the belly should fit right at the waist line and the arms to end 1-1.5” from the wrists. Chest protectors should always be worn with goalie pants to ensure a spot on fit.

How do I choose hockey shoulder pads?

How do you size yourself for chest protector hockey goalie?

Sizing for a chest and arm protector is determined by using “wingspan” (the distance from middle fingertip to middle fingertip with the arms stretched wide, as measured in centimeters.) and height measurements. To determine your size, you need a cloth tape measure.

How do you measure a chest protector?

What size goalie chest protector should I get?

To find out which size chest protector a goalie wear, use a tape measure to determine the width of the chest from armpit to armpit, and the length of the arms (shoulder to wrist).

How do you wear a goalie chest protector?

What does the +1 mean on goalie pads?

The +1 sizing system is standard for leg pads, meaning that “+1” is an extra inch added to the top of the leg pad. This addition helps goalies with their butterfly position as well as with their five-hole coverage. Some goal pads come with a +2” sizing system, which is more common with high level, experienced goalies.

Do you wear shin guards under goalie pads?


There is lots of padding in the goalie pads themselves. This will make it too bulky and hard for the goalie to move comfortably.

Do hockey goalies wear 2 cups?

Many NHL goalies wear double cups, actually, without an official poll I’d be willing to bet that all NHL goalies wear double cups. You can’t tell me you’d sit in front of a Shea Weber slapper wearing one thin shield down there. Some NHL goalies (Dubnyk) actually wear three cups.

Do NHL goalies wear knee pads?

100% of goalies currently playing in the NHL wear some form of knee protection. Knee guards not only protect against pucks shot towards this vulnerable area of the body, they also help to alleviate the wear and tear on a goalies knees when entering the butterfly position.

How do you break in a hockey goalie chest protector?

It’s actually as easy as it sounds. Breaking in a chest protector is as easy as wearing it on the ice. Wear it during practice, during games, and within 1-2 weeks the chest protector will play as if you’ve been wearing it for years.

Do hockey helmets need to be broken in?

“Breaking in” Helmets

Helmets are occasionally considered equipment which needs to be broken in despite them being inherently inflexible compared to the rest of your gear. They can be stiff and may not feel quite right when first purchased.

How do you break in new hockey gear?

How do you break in hockey pads?

How do I get a job as a new goalie catcher?

How do you get dressed as an ice hockey goalie?

How much padding does a hockey goalie wear?

Of course you need to protect the most prized possessions of a goalie. Goalie cups/jills offer additional protection of the groin area from a skater’s. A curious fact: many NHL goalies wear 3 cups; a single players cup under a ‘double’ goalie cup.

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