Another Stanley Cup brought more salary cap casualties for the Chicago Blackhawks, and forced the team to again work magic in conjuring a new generation of talented young forwards...like 24 year-old Artemi Panarin.
A smiling, baby-faced youngster from the KHL with a skill-set reminiscent of Kaner, Panarin's an undersized, shifty skater who can handle the puck, pass with precision and snipe with accuracy. Artemi put the pack past Henrik Lundqvist as his first NHL shot, has notched 11 points in his first 10 games and fit right in with his Blackhawk teammates, quickly earning a nickname from the locker room and Coach Q: the Bread Man!
It’s not the most original handle – a simple play on his surname sounding like Panera Bread; but hockey players aren’t known for linguistic creativity. He seems to like it though, and so long as he keeps delivering and rising to the occasion, we’ll say the moniker fits!
Get on board with the newest budding Blackhawks superstar with this fun new shirt reimagining the restaurant in Panarin’s image with a hockey-themed logo and backwards Cyrillic “R” representing his Russian background.
Like all National Fanthem designs, it is not an official product of any player, league, franchise or restaurant -- it's just a fun piece of unique art from our imagination; drawn by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for perfect printing. It comes on pre-shrunk tees for men, children or women in sizes small through 5XL (Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost