NFT startup takes aim at NHL and team ownership
Lipsweater, a Montreal-based NFT platform specializing in hockey, is bringing its collectibles to the NHL in hopes of owning a franchise in the future.
Led by former Princeton goaltender Thomas Sychterz, lip sweater caught the attention of more than 30 past and present NHL players after launching earlier this year, including Jake Bean and Alexandre Carrier of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Eric Robinson of the Nashville Predators and Nic Aube-Kubel of the Colorado Avalanche.
Lipsweater’s eagerness to work with the NHL follows the league’s adoption of NFTs.
- Last May, the New Jersey Devils becomes the first team to launch a collection.
- The NHL and the AJLNH have signed an extension with Upper bridge which includes NFTs.
- Last December, the Montreal Canadiens opened their NFT marketplace.
- A month later, the New York Rangers launched their first NFT products.
Lipsweater is one step ahead of own an NHL franchise through his management of the junior hockey team Plattsville Lakers thanks to a DOA — the first in hockey.
NFT in sports
Dapper Laboratoriesthe creator of NBA best shotspear NFL all day, a platform for buying and selling NFL-themed NFTs last November. In January, Dapper Labs launched UFC Strikea digital collectibles marketplace featuring merchandise promoting mixed martial arts.