NEW YORK - Jägermeister and the National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced a multiyear extension of their partnership in the U.S. with Jägermeister continuing as the "official shot of the NHL."
The extended partnership will allow Jägermeister to create compelling and engaging integrated programs that will be supported across various retail, in-venue and on-premise channels. The partnership also allows Jägermeister to activate at the NHL Winter Classic®, NHL Stadium Series™, and other marquee NHL events.
"This continued collaboration allows consumers and hockey fans alike to have even greater opportunities to partake in the shared, ice cold moments Jägermeister is famed for," said Chris Peddy, Mast-Jägermeister U.S. Chief Marketing Officer. "We know that the 'official shot of NHL' designation resonates with passionate hockey fans across the country and the toastable moments they share around the game, and we're thrilled that this experience will be extended."
"We are proud to continue our partnership with Jägermeister after a successful year of launching their 'Official Shot' campaign," said Jason Jazayeri, NHL Senior Director, Business Development. "Building on our success thus far, the extension of our partnership will focus on delivering unique content and experiences to our fans for years to come. We look forward to deepening our relationship with such an innovative brand."
In addition to Jägermeister's partnership with the NHL, the brand will continue to work with individual teams in key markets across the country, localizing the "official shot" messaging and personalizing those markets' toastable moments. The Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres will join Jägermeister's roster of local NHL team sponsorships, which already includes the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Vegas Golden Knights and Nashville Predators.
As the "official shot of the NHL," Jägermeister will continue to present the best "Shot of the Night" across television and digital outlets where NHL Network™ talent will also break down and explain the "Shot of the Night" and why it deserves to be celebrated. Additionally, Jägermeister will host a variety of events and media and hospitality programs throughout the 2019-20 NHL season.
Jägermeister will also work with its NHL team partners to amplify its First Responders Programs (specifically this season with the New York Rangers, Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars), as well as focus on responsible consumption around the game.
Introduced more than 80 years ago, Jägermeister, German for "Master Hunter," is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States. Ranked 9th by Impact International's definitive Top 100 Premium Spirit Brands, this herbal liqueur is one of the most successful premium brands worldwide and available in 140 countries around the world. Jägermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc./Vol. and imported exclusively by Mast-Jägermeister US, Inc., White Plains, NY. Visit www.jagermeister.com and follow @JagermeisterUSA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. OWN THE NIGHT RESPONSIBLY. We support responsible decision-making. Find out more at www.responsibility.org.
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