NHL.com — April 28, 2018 — The Hockey, Inc. is proud to announce that the Hockey Hall Of Fame is officially opening its door on Friday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m.
The Hockey is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a series of special events including a one-night only concert at the arena and the unveiling of the new home of the Hockey Network.
“Hockey is a special institution that is beloved by so many across the globe, and I couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Hockey Foundation and the Hockey family to the Hockey Center for an unprecedented and exciting day of events, as we kick off the new season,” said NHL President & CEO Joe Louis.
“With so many exciting initiatives in the works, this is truly the perfect opportunity to kick off this amazing event with a bang.”
In the months leading up to the Hall of Famer’s passing, the Hockey has been working with the NHL Foundation to make the HockeyCenter, which has become the site for the HockeyNet broadcast network, a permanent home.
Hockey Center will be located in the former home of The Washington Capitals.
“As a lifelong fan of the game, it’s incredible to be able to host the Hockey and the foundation here at the Hockey Centre for an evening of celebration and celebration,” said Hockey Center President & Chief Executive Officer Jim Salles.
“I am so proud of our dedicated staff, players and fans, who have been a tremendous asset to our great organization.
We’re looking forward to hosting this special event on Friday night.
Hockey is the greatest game in the world, and the best fans in the country deserve the best home, rink and venue possible.
I am excited to be a part of this historic occasion.”
In addition to the new Hockey Center, the NHL will also host a special edition of the NHL Network on the first anniversary of the passing of Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, as well as a special celebration of the centennial of the Montreal Canadiens.
HockeyCenter will also offer live highlights from the 2017-18 season, including a special HockeyNet-themed NHL Game Night broadcast on April 8.
NHL Hockey and Hockey Foundation will also share a special special celebration at the end of the day, with the announcement of a special NHL centennial award for the best player in the NHL and a new commemorative hockey jersey.
In addition, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will be the featured guest at a special dinner at the NHL’s offices, where fans will be able watch a live NHL game.
For more information on Hockey Center and Hockey, please visit www.hockeycenter.com.