Mike Vernon is a former National Hockey League goaltender who was drafted 56th overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Drafted. Vernon went on to play 19 seasons in the NHL with Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks and the Florida Panthers. A goaltender with over 300 wins to his credit, Vernon won the Stanley Cup in 1989 with the Calgary Flames and again in 1997 with the Detroit Red Wings. Vernon appeared in five NHL All Star Games, won the Williams Jennings Trophy in 1996 with Chris Osgood and was named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player during the 1997 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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.