When Vancouver Canucks prospect Nikita Tolopilo was finished chatting with us for his recent appearance on the InGoal Radio Podcast we had to ask about the somewhat unique grip he’d taped onto the stick that sat atop his equipment bag sitting next to him.

Using a combination of standard stick and grip tape, Tolopilo creates a knob at the top of the shoulder of his Warrior stick, where it connects to the shaft. At first blush, you might assume the 6-foot-6 Tolopilo uses the knob to wrap his fingers around. You would be wrong.

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