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Pronger, Thomas and Ovechkin to participate in fan events at 'NHL Powered by Reebok' store

Thursday, 09.03.2009 / 12:30 PM / News

NHL.com

NEW YORK - NHL stars Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers, Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals will appear at the NHL Powered By Reebok store in New York next week in anticipation of the upcoming NHL season. Both events are open to the public and media.

On Tuesday, September 8, Pronger and Thomas will sit down with ESPN the Magazine's E.J. Hradek for a Q&A session discussing the upcoming NHL season and their thoughts on playing in the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Fenway Park.

On Wednesday, September 9, Ovechkin will celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated hockey title, NHL 2K10, by offering fans an exclusive opportunity to be among a select group to pre-order the video game directly from the cover athlete. The Capitals star will personally ring up a limited number of fans who pre-order NHL 2K10 and play against a number of pre-determined contest winners in the Nintendo Wii version of the game. Please visit store for Official Rules. More details on each event are below.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8


WHO:          Chris Pronger, newly-acquired Philadelphia Flyers defenseman, NHL All-Star, winner of the Hart and James Norris Memorial trophies and Stanley Cup Champion. Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goaltender, NHL All-Star and winner of the Vezina and William M. Jennings trophies
       
WHEN:        5pm - 6pm ET
       
WHAT:        Public Q&A session with the two 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic participants moderated by E.J. Hradek of ESPN the Magazine.
       
WHERE:       NHL POWERED BY REEBOK STORE
                    1185 Sixth Avenue
                    Between 46th and 47th Streets

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

WHO:          Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals forward, NHL All-Star, winner of the Hart Memorial, Calder Memorial, Lester B. Pearson, Art Ross and Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophies and cover athlete for NHL 2K10
       
WHEN:        4pm - 6pm ET
       
WHAT:        Ovechkin will personally ring up a limited number of lucky customers who are among the first to pre-order NHL 2K10 as well as go head-to-head with the finalist in a pre-determined contest in the Nintendo Wii version of the game.

To enter for your chance to take on Ovechkin in his own video game, visit the NHL Powered By Reebok store by 3pm ET on Friday, September 4. A tournament will be held on Friday, September 4, from 3-6pm ET in the store. The winner will be invited back on Wednesday, September 9, to take on Ovechkin in NHL 2K10.
       
WHERE:       NHL POWERED BY REEBOK STORE
                    1185 Sixth Avenue
                    Between 46th and 47th Streets



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