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Zamst Renews Partnership with Professional Ice Hockey Player Ryan Getzlaf

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(Irvine, CA – May 2, 2017) Zamst, a global leader in high-performance sports injury prevention and protective equipment, announces the renewal of their partnership with Canadian professional ice hockey player, Ryan Getzlaf, as his performance compression and bracing support provider.

A dominant forward player, Getzlaf has garnered impressive career accolades including three-time NHL All-Star player, 2007 Stanley Cup winner, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympic gold medalist, and 2016 World Cup Champion.

Like many professional athletes, Getzlaf is no stranger to injury. In 2010, he experienced his first serious high ankle sprain, which almost caused him to miss the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Getzlaf, however, would not settle for being on the sidelines for the Games, and instead channeled his fierce determination during physical therapy sessions to recover just in time to help lead the Canadians to victory at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Since partnering with Zamst in 2015, Getzlaf recognizes the important role that bracing and compression products play in preventing injury and promoting recovery after workouts and games. Zamst’s A1-S and HA-1 Compression Socks, specifically have helped him remain healthy and able to compete at the highest level of his sport. The A1-S is a low profile brace that stabilizes the ankle and provides increased stability to help prevent it from rolling inwards. The HA-1 Compression socks deliver vertical gradual compression from the ankle through the calf muscle, which helps flush out lactic acid, reduce muscle vibration and fatigue, and improve muscle endurance and recovery.

“The support that Zamst’s injury prevention and protection products provide is unparalleled to any other and I am grateful to have access to their team of experts to address my individual needs as an athlete,” said Getzlaf. “As a professional athlete, recovery is critical and Zamst has helped me fine-tune this process. For example, wearing compression socks when I travel to and from games allows me recover more efficiently and reduce muscle soreness.”

“Over the last two years, we have been proud to support Ryan and watch him continue to be a dominant hockey player,” said Bryan Smeltzer, General Manger of Zamst USA. “At Zamst, we prioritize answering the unique demands that each individual sport presents and creating injury protection and prevention solutions for athletes like Ryan. We are thrilled to continue this great partnership and are honored to have him on our Zamst Elite team.”

Getzlaf joins other athletes on the “Z-team” that have recently renewed their partnerships with Zamst including PGA Tour Member Scott Langley and two-time Olympic runner Amy Cragg.

ZAMST is a market leading brand of sports protective equipment, and used by professionals athletes worldwide. ZAMST offers a full line of premium injury prevention and protection sports bracing and supports products, featuring anatomically correct designs, high performance materials and superior construction. ZAMST is a division of the NIPPON SIGMAX Co., Ltd (Tokyo, JAPAN) with privately held, wholly owned subsidiary corporations, SIGMAX AMERICA (Irvine, CALIFORNIA), SIGMAX EUROPE (Annecy, FRANCE) and SIGMAX CHINA (Shanghai, PRC). For more information, call toll free 877-ZAMST-US (877-926-7887) or visit

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Elisette Carlson

SMACK! Media