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Former NHLers Sign To Play A New Sport

Published August 1, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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Several former NHL players have recently signed to play in a new sports league that is taking over the United States.

Pickleball Takes The World By Storm



Pickleball is the newest up-and-coming sport. This sport combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It has become popular due to its nature of being accessible to many different age levels and demographics.

Former NHL Players Take Advantage Of The Hype




Several former professional hockey players are jumping on the opportunity to play in a pickleball league called PBX Pickleball. PBX Pickleball provides opportunities for everyday people to go up against some of the world's best athletes in a game of pickleball.

Some of the NHL names listed to be coming to PBX are as follows:

Patrick Sharp
Dave Bolland
Freddy Modin
Kris Draper
Jarmo Kekalainen


One surprise that makes this list is Jarmo Kekalainen the current general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets. As pickleball continues to grow in the U.S. and around the world it will be interesting to see if any other high-profile NHL players get added to the list of PBX members.
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Former NHLers Sign To Play A New Sport

Who would you like to see added to the PBX Pickleball League Next?

Sidney Crosby412.5 %
Alexander Ovechkin928.1 %
Phil Kessel1650 %
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