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  • NHL announces its 2017 Centennial celebration schedule

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy28 mins ago

    TORONTO – The NHL announced plans for its centennial celebration beginning in 2017 with a number of events that will reach out to hockey fans in every market.

    Along with the celebration calendar, the league announced that Wayne Gretzky has been named NHL Centennial Ambassador and will appear at various events throughout 2017.

    The centennial party will end in November and December 2017 with events in the birthplace of the NHL, Montreal, and the site of the league’s first game, Ottawa.

    Here’s the full calendar:

    NHL Centennial Truck Tour (Jan. 1 – Dec. 2017) – This will visit all NHL markets throughout the year and include a 53-foot museum truck with “an interactive interior with original video content, exclusive memorabilia, and fan activations.” Also, there will be another 53-foot truck that will hold a big video screen for viewing parties and appearance from current and former players. A synthetic ice rink will be available for youth games and clinics. Toronto will get the first look at the Centennial Truck during the outdoor game on New Year’s Day.

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