Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk becomes first NHL player to release NFT
Fri, March 26, 2021, 12:55 PM·1 min read
Matthew Tkachuk is the first NHL player to release his own non-fungible token (NFT), a unique piece of memorabilia that has become all the rage in the collecting world.
Proceeds of the sale of the piece of digital sports memorabilia will benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Also included for the winning auction bidder is a signed game-used stick, an autographed jersey, and a postgame or virtual meet-and-greet with Tkachuk.
“It was an exciting opportunity, and for me to be able to pair it up with a charitable cause as well, in two charities and two hospitals — the Alberta Childrens and St. Louis Childrens — it was a no brainer for me to get involved,” Tkachuk said in an interview posted on his social media channels. ...
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