NHL announces celebrity coaches for 2016 ASG

Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Charles Kelley and Chris Young join NHL coaches

Thursday, 01.21.2016 / 3:00 PM
NHL Public Relations

NEW YORK – NHL fans and country music stars Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Charles Kelley and Chris Young will serve as celebrity coaches for the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Sunday, Jan. 31, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will broadcast live at 5 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. CT on NBCSN, CBC and TVA Sports.

Bentley, Gill, Kelley and Young will join NHL head coaches Gerard Gallant of the Florida Panthers, Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars, Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings and Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals behind the bench.

As part of the new format for the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star Game, the All-Stars will take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring teams representing each NHL division.

The 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star celebration marks the first time the city of Nashville and the Predators have hosted the NHL All-Star festivities. NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star festivities. Follow the NHL on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat ('nhl') and join the conversation via the official hashtags #NHLAllStar and #NHLFanFair.

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