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A Passion for Hockey

David Nerman, Founder, CUTSHIELD HOCKEY ™

David Nerman’s passion for hockey started at the tender age of 3 when he learnt to skate on Mount Royals Beaver Lake in Montreal.

As a youth, he played on travel teams from Pee Wee (U13) to Midget (U18) in Montreal, Quebec. From the age of 16 David played Junior B in Quebec, Canada. From 1979-81 David played in the Pacific Southwest League in California

David continued to play recreational hockey well into his 50’s, 5 days a week until a concussion in a non-contact league ended his days on the ice.

While David doesn’t play anymore due to a series of concussions and head injuries, his passion for the game and desire to protect players at all levels drives him to continue innovating and creating the best protection available today.

He Shoots, He Scores

As an adult, David went on to become a successful Canadian actor.  During his 30-year career, he has starred and co-starred in numerous TV shows and movies.  Across the USA and Canada, he is known for the role of Albert, the manservant in the iconic Philadelphia Cream Cheese commercial alongside actor Linda Kash.

He Shoots, He Scores

From 1985-1988 David fulfilled a fantasy when he was cast as professional hockey player Steve Bradshaw on the Quebec hit series Lance et Compte (He Shoots, He Scores) about the fictional NHL team, Les Nationals du Quebec. In the series, Les Nationals beat the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals and Nerman skated around the ice with the cup above his head.

Our History

In 2009, David had his eureka moment when he saw Andrei Markov of the Montreal Canadiens get his Achilles accidentally cut by his teammate Carey Price.

Since its formation in 2009, CUTSHIELD ™ has been an innovator in the cut-resistant category in hockey. Since the launch of our original product range, TNLH, 12 years ago, CUTSHIELD HOCKEY ™ products have saved 37 NHL players, as well as many others at lower levels, from serious injury

After years of development and working alongside some of the biggest names in the game, we developed and launched our new products under the CUTSHIELD ™ brand in order to reflect our continuing legacy in innovation with the launch of the industry-leading PRO-AIR 4 product range.

We take pride in our innovation and in providing players with the best protection on the market today.

Your job is to play, our job is to give you peace of mind.

Designed By Players. For Players

NHL Player Proven Performance + Protection

Riley Driscoll


"Cutshield ™ PRO-AIR 4 socks are so comfortable and soft on my feet that you couldn’t tell it’s a special protective sock. It is a sock that I can feel protected against the dangers of ice hockey. I wore them 4 games this weekend and they are my new favorite sock. I wear a kids size 3 shoe and the socks fit me."
Riley plays for the Empire Hockey Club, Ontario, California, Mites Division in the SCAHA

Players who wear CUTSHIELD HOCKEY ™

Cody Lampl


I have worn the socks since 2013. The piece of mind I have knowing that I’m protected from skate blades is priceless. I am protected from just below the knee to skate. The comfort in the extra thick foot is something I have only found in Cutshield ™ and I refuse to wear anything else. They have been all over the world with me and I continue to wear them every time I take the ice with the Straubing Tigers of the DEL.


Cutshield ™ Hockey PRO-AIR 4 cut-resistant skate socks and footless tubes are a game-changer in comfort, protection, and performance.


Our PRO-CLASSIC protective socks have been the workhorse in the NHL. Offering comfort, performance and protection in THIN or COMFORT (thicker) foot.


Our innovative line of protective gear, including neck, slash & wrist guards, liners, patches and shorts, offers comfort plus industry-leading A3 or A4 cut-resistance.