NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League (NHL) has unveiled the official NHL fan page on Facebook. The NHL's new presence on Facebook is part of the League's broader initiative to make it convenient for fans to find and interact with NHL content, and have more control and flexibility over sharing NHL content with their friends.
The NHL designed its Facebook page to be fun, interactive and viral. As a result, the NHL Facebook page features a wide range of virtual gifts such as team jerseys and "penalties"; NHL video; NHL polls; feeds to the best NHL content on Twitter, message boards and leading blogs; access to deals and discounts; links to NHL team Facebook pages and much more.
"The NHL's goal is to make sure that fan passion is served on all platforms," said Perry Cooper, NHL Senior Vice President, Digital Media and NHL Direct. "We have recognized that social networks are a pervasive part of consumer life, and the development of the NHL's Facebook page is an important part of our direct response to this trend."
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3