Hockey Knee Pads
What are Hockey Knee Pads?
Hockey knee pads are an optional part of a hockey player's equipment. There are many different forms of hockey knee pads.
Knee pads are often part of special compression pants that the player wears under their shin guards and jock strap. Other types of knee pads are separate from compression pants, and can be worn alone. There are also special knee pads for goalies, which cover up any holes left by hockey goalie pads.
Hockey knee pads protect all around the knee, including places the shin guards may not protect. Knee pads protect from pucks and sticks. Specifically, if a player is worried about being slashed, knee pads may be right for them.
Knee pads are not a required piece of equipment since players already have shin guards, but wearing additional knee padding can't hurt.
Purchasing Hockey Knee Pads
Most hockey knee pads are made by Bauer, though some other companies also produce hockey knee pads. Hockey knee pads cost between $20-$70.