Bern, 8 mai 2009: Playing in his first IIHF World Championship, Tissot Ambassador and 2008 NHL First Overall Draft Pick, Steven Stamkos has been quietly going about his business at the tournament. Being in Switzerland, Steven took the chance to meet Tissot President, François Thiébaud for the fist time.
Despite being his first IIHF World Championship, it has been a successful one for Steven Stamkos to date. After the quarter final matches, in which the Canadian team beat Latvia to progress to a semi-final match up on Friday evening against Sweden, Steven Stamkos was top of the goal scoring charts with 7 goals in 7 matches and 4th in the overall scoring charts with a total of 10 points to date.
After the quarter final victory over Latvia, Steven took time out from his busy World Championship schedule to meet with Tissot President François Thiébaud who congratulated him on his excellent performance. Steven scored one goal and had one assist in a 4 – 2 victory for Canada. Mr. Thiébaud took the opportunity to wish Steven and his Canadian Teammates the very best for this weekend’s semi-final and finals.
Following on from his excellent form in the tournament so far, Steven has been talked about as a star of the future in the media around the world. Tissot is looking forward to accompanying Steven on this path both internationally and in the NHL.
Tissot, which has been the Official Timekeeper of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships since 1996, has partnered with this young, successful and dynamic Canadian sports personality in his quest in reaching his professional goals. Tissot has also launched a special Steven Stamkos limited edition timepiece bearing his number “91”.
Tissot, with its signature ‘Innovators by Tradition’, has been pioneering craftsmanship and innovation since its foundation in 1853. Today Tissot is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch producer and distributor. For over 155 years the company has had its home in the Swiss watch making town of Le Locle in the Jura mountains but now also has a presence in over 150 countries. The Tissot innovation leadership is enabled by the development of high-tech products, special materials and advanced functionality. With a broader, more versatile range of high-quality timepieces at an attractive price than any other Swiss watch brand, Tissot also expresses its commitment to making excellence accessible. As Official Timekeeper and Partner of NASCAR®, AFL, CBA, Ice Hockey and the World Championships of cycling, fencing and ice hockey, Tissot is committed to respecting tradition, underlining its core values of performance, precision and setting new standards.
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*Note from the editor: the Steven Stamkos Tissot T-Tracs limited edition of 999 pieces is CDN $625- retail and is available in stores now. The collection
is available across Canada.