Garden River First Nation’s Jordan Nolan is a star on the ice but also a celebrity spokesperson for Nike with an athletic shoe and clothing line that recently launched.
Nike revealed their latest N7 collection on June 21, in honour of Aboriginal Day with Nolan.
Jordon, son of famed Soo Greyhound and NHL coach, Ted Nolan, plays for the Los Angeles Kings prior to that. the 28 year old has also played for the Erie Otters, Windsor Spitfires, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Ontario Reign and Manchester Monarchs.
Nolan is a member of the Ojibwe tribem he says the thunderbird is very present in his hometown of Garden River “it’s symbolically painted on buildings as “a protector for our people,” says Nolan. For him, the thunderbird not only inspires through its sheer strength, but also influences his style of play.
“The thunderbird’s power inspires me. It also forms beautiful artwork,” says Nolan. “And much like the thunderbird, I think of myself as a protector on the ice and take pride in my teammates.” Nolan said for the marketing articles for the line. SEE MORE
Born and raised in Garden River First Nations, professional hockey player Jordan Nolan is a member of the Ojibwe tribe.Within the small community, the thunderbird is omnipresent. “And much like the thunderbird, I think of myself as a protector on the ice and take pride in my teammates.” – Jordan NolanLearn more at nike.com/n7
Posted by Nike N7 on Thursday, June 22, 2017