NBC SPORTS SURROUNDS 2017 NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND

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2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game – Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC; First NHL All-Star Game on Network Television Since 2004

The NHL100 – Friday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Followed by NHL All-Star Skills Competition Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBC Sports’ NHL Centennial Roundtable – Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Moderates Discussion with Gretzky, Lemieux, Orr, Crosby, and Toews

Hockey Goes Hollywood – NBC Sports Unveils Its Biggest NHL All-Star Game Consumer Engagement Plan Ever

Highlights From NBC Sports’ 2017 NHL All-Star Game Media Conference Call – Emrick, Olczyk, McGuire, Roenick, and Flood

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 26, 2017 – NBC Sports surrounds 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Calif., with comprehensive live coverage on NBCSN and NBC, culminating with the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, the first network-television broadcast of the event since 2004.

Wall-to-wall coverage begins tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with The NHL100, as the league unveils its 100 greatest players of all-time to coincide with its Centennial celebration in 2017. Saturday’s All-Star coverage is highlighted by the NHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of NHL All-Star Weekend.

Four-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst), and former Los Angeles King and 500-goal scorer Jeremy Roenick will call the All-Star Game on Sunday. 

Liam McHugh anchors studio coverage on Sunday with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), McGuire, and Roenick will provide commentary for the Skills Competition on Saturday, while Kathryn Tappen and Roenick will anchor coverage of The NHL100 on Friday night.

NBC SPORTS’ NHL CENTENNIAL ROUNDTABLE – MIKE ‘DOC’ EMRICK MODERATES DISCUSSION WITH GRETZKY, LEMIEUX, ORR, CROSBY, AND TOEWS

As part of the NHL’s Centennial celebration, NBC Sports will conduct an NHL Centennial roundtable at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles with some of the most accomplished players in NHL history spanning multiple generations. The one-of-a-kind event will be hosted by Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, and will feature a conversation with NHL legends and stars Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, Sidney Crosby, and Jonathan Toews. The roundtable will be taped on Saturday and televised later this season.

2017 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME – SUNDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC

The 2017 NHL Honda All-Star Game will feature the high-octane 3-on-3 format for the second consecutive season, pitting the four divisions (Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central, and Pacific) against each other in a tournament format. The captains for each division are Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) in the Metropolitan, Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens) in the Atlantic, P.K. Subban (Nashville Predators) in the Central, and Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) in the Pacific.

Last year’s game in Nashville was the most-watched All-Star Game in NBCSN’s history. The Pacific Division won the title last year, earning a 1-0 victory against the Atlantic Division in the final. This year, the game moves to NBC, marking the first time the All-Star Game will be on network television since 2004.

2017 NHL ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION – SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The 2017 All-Star Skills competition will feature six events that will showcase the NHL’s top talent. Each of the 44 All-Stars will compete in at least one of the six rounds of skill-based contests.

  • Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay
  • Honda NHL Four Line Challenge
  • DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting
  • Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater
  • Oscar Mayer NHL Hardest Shot
  • Discover NHL Shootout

THE NHL100 – COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The NHL100 special at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will unveil the 100 greatest players in NHL history, as current day all-stars will be joined by the all-time greats for the largest gathering of NHL stars in one location in League history.

This follows the initial unveiling of 33 players from the NHL’s early years (1917-1966) which took place at the NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto on Jan. 1. The NHL100 was determined by a vote from a blue ribbon panel of distinguished members from across the hockey community, including former and current executives, media members, and NHL alumni.

Actor Jon Hamm will host The NHL100, which will feature celebrities including Academy Award and 10-time Grammy winner John Legend, and Grammy-nominated recording artists Robin Thicke, and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting.

 

HOCKEY GOES HOLLYWOOD – NBC SPORTS UNVEILS ITS BIGGEST NHL ALL-STAR GAME CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT PLAN EVER

With the movie capital of the world hosting the NHL’s biggest stars, NBC Sports is rolling out its biggest NHL All-Star Game engagement plan ever with “Hockey Goes Hollywood.” The multi-platform campaign weaves together this year’s NHL All-Stars with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood moviemaking, and many of Los Angeles’ world famous landmarks.

In order to put the campaign together, NBC Sports worked with the NHL and its teams to shoot an unprecedented 10 NHL All-Stars for its numerous promotional spots. The players that participated were Pittsburgh Penguins C Sidney Crosby, Los Angeles Kings D Drew Doughty, Chicago Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks D Duncan Keith, Pittsburgh Penguins C Evgeni Malkin, Boston Bruins LW Brad Marchand, Edmonton Oilers C Connor McDavid, Washington Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin, Boston Bruins G Tuukka Rask, and Philadelphia Flyers RW Wayne Simmonds. Click here for more information.

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM NBC SPORTS’ 2017 NHL ALL-STAR GAME MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL – EMRICK, OLCZYK, MCGUIRE, ROENICK, AND FLOOD

NBC Sports NHL commentators Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, and Jeremy Roenick, as well as Executive Producer Sam Flood, previewed the upcoming 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend on a media conference call on Tuesday afternoon. Click here for highlights and a full transcript of the call.

Following is NBC Sports’ NHL All-Star Weekend television schedule:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., January 27 The NHL100 Pre-Show NBCSN 9 p.m.
  The NHL100 NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sat., January 28 NHL All-Star Skills Competition NBCSN 7 p.m.
  NHL Overtime NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
  NHL All-Star Skills Competition (Encore) NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., January 29 NHL All-Star Skills Competition (Encore) NBCSN 1 p.m.
  2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game NBC 3:30 p.m.
  NHL Overtime NBCSN 7 p.m.
  2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game (Encore) NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  NHL Overtime (Encore) NBCSN 10:30 p.m.

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