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Whether it’s NFTs or the 2022 playoffs, Segs can see a “cool, new” future. Plus, a Round 1 roundup, behind the scenes in the goalie-pads market, and more.

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Between a major surgery and a long, pandemic-inhibited recovery, Tyler Seguin had quite a bit of spare time on his hands during the 2021 season. He used some of it to start dabbling in cryptocurrencies and digital art. And now – for as little as $19 or as much as $25,000 – you can own a piece of Segs history.

Seguin spoke with Paulina Dedaj about his first venture into the world of non-fungible tokens – a boom market for digital collectors with a combined cap that grew 1,785 percent in the first quarter of 2021:

“When I found out athletes were getting involved, I really wanted to – I actually wanted to be one of the first hockey players to try to get an NFT out there but I was injured and I think (Matthew) Tkachuk was maybe the first one out of Calgary.”...

“I think every fan is different … for me personally it’s just where the world’s going. It’s why I wanted to own Bitcoin, it’s why I wanted to own Ethereum or some cryptocurrency. I think it’s the future of currency … It’s cool, it’s new, it’s where our future is going.”

But the time away from the ice didn’t make him any less focused on taking the Stars to a Stanley Cup victory. And here, too, he loves how the future looks:

“We got dealt with a pretty tough hand,” Seguin said. “I know we have a lot of excuses and no one likes to talk about those but there were many there this year. There was the scheduling and everyone getting COVID and obviously all the injuries.”

“I’m really proud of the guys, they showed tremendous character but for what this team and this group been through the last two years, I really think the third year’s gonna be our charm.”

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