The National Hockey League has found its host forÂ THE NHL100!
Emmy award-winning actorÂ Jon HammÂ has been confirmed to host the special event, which willÂ showcase the entire collection of the 100 Greatest NHL Players, with 67 members (who played predominantly from 1967-present) being unveiled at the event. These players will join the 33 legends (who played primarily from 1917-1966).
“I grew up a huge hockey fan and a St. Louis Blues die-hard, so it’s an absolute dream come true to host THE NHL100, where I’ll be among the best players to ever play the game that I love so much. To share a stage with the NHL legends I idolized as well as the best players in the league today will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I can’t wait to bring this unique hockey celebration to my second hometown â€” Los Angeles.”
– Jon Hamm
THE NHL100Â is just one of many special events and festivities honoring a centuryâ€™s worth of extraordinary players, teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments. The NHLâ€™s Centennial Celebration began officially on Jan. 1 in Toronto with the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classicâ„¢ outdoor game. This marquee event also featured the first phase in the announcement of the 100 Greatest NHL Players as well as the launch of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, a traveling fan experience that will visit all NHL markets across North America in 2017.
Billed as the largest gathering ever of hockey legends, the 90-minute fÃªte willÂ beÂ a star-studded primetime television special andÂ feature appearances from 2017 NHLÂ® All-Star players and famous hockey fans from the worlds of movies and television, as well as musical performances.
THE NHL100Â willÂ be broadcast live from Microsoft Theater on Friday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet and TVAS in Canada. Tickets are available at AXS.com.