TAMPA BAY - Vinik Sports Group, LLC, parent company of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced today that DEX Imaging and Tampa General Hospital will become the team's helmet decal partners for the 2020-21 season. This marks the first time in Lightning team history that the National Hockey League has approved partner branding on player helmets. Tampa General Hospital's iconic TGH mark will adorn the Lightning's white away helmets as well as the team's practice helmets while the DEX Imaging mark will be worn on the helmets for home games featuring the team's different blue, black and reverse retro jerseys. The team's first game is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13, vs. the Chicago Blackhawks at 8:00 PM, televised nationally on NBCSN
"We'd like to thank both DEX Imaging and Tampa General Hospital for their continued support of the Tampa Bay Lightning and AMALIE Arena," said Steve Griggs, Chief Executive Officer of Vinik Sports Group. "We could not be more pleased to showcase the TGH and DEX brands on our team helmets as we compete to bring the Stanley Cup back to Tampa Bay in the 2020-21 season. We thank DEX, TGH and their respective leadership teams for further entrusting us with the companies' names and brands."
Both DEX Imaging and Tampa General Hospital are long standing partners of the team. In agreeing to the helmet sponsorships, each has chosen to deepen its relationship with the organization. The respective 2.25" x 3.75" decals will be positioned on both the left and right sides of the team helmets. In addition to regular season games, the decals will be worn for all practices and any potential 2021 playoff games.
More details related to the helmet decal partnerships between DEX Imaging and Tampa General Hospital and the Lightning will be announced during the 2020-21 season.