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FIRST TEAM SPORTS ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF NHL SCORING CHAMPION BRETT HULL TO A MULTI-YEAR ENDORSEMENT AGREEMENT

FIRST TEAM SPORTS ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF NHL SCORING CHAMPION BRETT
 HULL TO A MULTI-YEAR ENDORSEMENT AGREEMENT
 MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- First Team Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTSP), manufacturer of Ultra-Wheels in-line skates and related accessories, today announced that the company has entered into a multi- year endorsement contract with the NHL's top goal scorer, Brett Hull. The specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 Under the agreement, Hull, the voters' most popular NHL All Star, will promote and endorse a "Golden Brett" signature line of street hockey in-line skates and equipment. With the signing of Hull, First Team Sports, Inc. intends to capitalize on one of the fastest growing segments of the in-line skate market, street hockey skates and equipment.
 David Soderquist, president, First Team Sports, Inc., said, "We are thrilled to have Brett join the Ultra-Wheels team. Our two year relationship with Wayne Gretzky brought us instant visibility. Now, the dynamic endorsement team of Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull provides Ultra- Wheels with vast marketing opportunities which will have broad appeal in the marketplace." Soderquist added, "Wayne Gretzky and his wife Janet will continue to act as our corporate spokespersons. Brett Hull will be an integral part of our strategy to become the leaders in the street hockey market."
 Hull, the star of the St. Louis Blues and son of Bobby Hull, NHL Hall of Famer, expressed his excitement to endorse the Ultra-Wheels product line in a recent statement. "In-line skating is great fun, particularly the game of street hockey. I am looking forward to the release of my signature line of street hockey in-line skates and equipment."
 First Team Sports, Inc. manufactures and distributes high quality in-line roller skates and accessories under the trademarks Ultra-Wheels and Skate Attack. The company's products are manufactured and assembled to its specifications in the United States and foreign countries. First Team Sports is traded on NASDAQ National Market under the symbol "FTSP."
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 /CONTACT: Dave Soderquist, John Egart or Susan Niles, 612-780-4454, all of First Team Sports/
 (FTSP) CO: First Team Sports, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: LEI SU:


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