Jimmy Howard is a retired National Hockey League goaltender that played his entire 14 year pro career within the Detroit Red Wings organization. Drafted in the 2nd round by the Red Wings in 2003, he attend the University of Maine for 3 years before officially signing pro with the Red Wings before the 2005/06 season. Howard quickly became a successful goaltender in the pro ranks with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. With his recent retirement from the game in 2021, Howard established himself as a premiere goaltender in the NHL over the years and played over 500 games in the NHL.
Since 1981, creator Mike Vaughn had a vision of making Vaughn Custom Sports a name that goaltenders all over the world knew, trusted and used throughout their playing careers. Located in Oxford, Michigan and London, Ontario, Vaughn Custom Sports has grown from making standard chest protectors in the early 80’s to becoming a world leader in the hockey industry. Some of the top NHL goaltenders have used and trusted Vaughn for years. Stanley Cup champion goaltenders such as Jonathan Quick and Matt Murray have trusted Vaughn goalie equipment for many years and continue to this day. Vaughn has been used by many iconic goaltenders throughout the years such as Carey Price, Ed Belfour, Chris Osgood, Bill Ranford and Andy Moog.