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Claude Lemieux becomes Chairman of the Board

CALGARY, ALBERTA --(May 17, 2011) - GRAF Canada Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium hockey skates, hockey equipment and professional figure skates, is pleased to announce the appointment of Claude Lemieux, a very well-known and respected name in the hockey industry.

A four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens, the New Jersey Devils (2) and the Colorado Avalanche, Lemieux joins GRAF Canada as chairman of the board of directors to help develop the company's profile. He brings a lifetime of involvement with hockey to this position, through his experiences as a player, coach and mentor.

"GRAF Canada has been making significant changes across the board and I am excited to be joining the team to become a part of that," said Lemieux. "I have been involved in the hockey industry for a very long time. We look forward to taking GRAF to the next level."

To learn more about GRAF Canada, visit: www.grafcanada.com.

About Graf
Founded by the Graf family in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland in 1921, the company has evolved into a global organization with manufacturing partners around the world. GRAF designs and manufactures premium hockey skates, hockey sticks, hockey equipment and Figure skates. Synonymous with quality, comfort and design, GRAF products are available in Key Hockey and Figure Skate Retailers around the world. A "Supplier to the National Hockey League” GRAF products are used by professional players throughout the Global hockey markets. www.grafcanada.com

About Claude Lemieux
Born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada, Claude Lemieux is known as one of the most clutch playoff performers of all-time. Claude is a 4 time Stanley Cup Champion (1 of only 10 players to win the Stanley Cup with 3 different teams) and took home the Conn Smythe trophy as Playoff MVP in 1995. A veteran of 1215 NHL Regular Season games, Claude  registered 379 career goals, 786  points and 1777 penalty minutes while notching 80 goals, 158 points and 529 penalty minutes in 234 career playoff games. Claude is also President of 4Sports North America.

 
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