One thing hockey fans are always interested in is seeing the unique ways the NHL's best players tape their sticks, whether it be the blade, knob, or the shaft of the stick.



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As you can see, these are some of the most unique and noteworthy tape jobs in hockey history, but they all involve the blade of the stick.

With that in mind, we wanted to showcase one of the most unique tape jobs in hockey on the shaft of the stick and it comes from Samuel Girard of the Colorado Avalanche.

The 19-year-old was traded to the Avalanche earlier this season and during Colorado's game Sunday against Edmonton, the Avs' broadcast showcased his unique tape job.


The most interesting part of the tape job in our opinion is the fact that he just started doing it last year after having so much success without doing it for his entire career up to this point.

Players are always looking to improve their game, though, and if that means coiling up the tape for more grip, then that's what they'll do.  Anyone that plays hockey, though, knows that taping your own stick and adding your own style to it is actually really enjoyable, so we're sure Girard loves putting the time in to make his unique tape job.

(H/T: /r/hockey)