NEW YORK (November 2, 2013) – The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced the selection of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus as hosts of the 2015 National Hockey League All-Star celebration. The League’s mid-season showcase will take place Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 and will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the NHL All-Star Game.
The 2015 NHL All-Star Game will be the first time the NHL All-Star activities will take place in Columbus, becoming the third consecutive first-time All-Star host city. Raleigh in 2011 and Ottawa in 2012 also were first-time hosts. The Blue Jackets and Columbus previously hosted an NHL signature event, successfully welcoming thousands of NHL fans, executives and personalities to the city for the 2007 NHL Draft.
Further details on the 2015 NHL All-Star celebration, including ticket information, special events and television broadcasting information will be released at a later date.
The 2015 NHL All Star Game logo was developed by Fanbrandz and NHL Creative Services and is inspired by the Ohio state flag that anchors the Columbus Blue Jackets team identity as well as the team's close association with Ohio's civil war history.