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Older players corner the NHL's sweater market

Originally Published: April 2, 2004
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

As if the threat of a work stoppage weren't bad enough, the National Hockey League might have to start worrying about the age of its most marketable players.

The average age of the top 10 players on the NHL's best selling sweater list is 34.3 years old. That's more than five years older than the players on National Football League's top selling list (28.6) and almost eight years older than the players on the National Basketball Association's list (26.6).

"There's nothing alarming about ...

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