NHL All-Star and Chicago Blackhawks team captain Adrian Aucoin will hit the ice against gamers in NHL 2K6™ as part of the latest Xbox Live® "Game with Fame" session.
Fans can look for the gamertag aucoingwf on Friday, October 21 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET to test their Xbox® skills against the 2004 "Hardest Shot" winner.
"When I was presented with this unique opportunity to participate in a 'Game with Fame,' I jumped at it," said Aucoin. "It's definitely a great way to get fans and gamers excited about hockey's return to the ice. I've heard the Xbox Live community can be pretty competitive, but I always look forward to a challenge."
Aucoin, a defensive force for the Blackhawks, had arguably his best season in 2003-2004, earning his first-ever NHL All-Star Game appearance and finishing fifth overall in voting for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top defenseman. He accumulated a career-best 44 points and was second among Blackhawks assist leaders with 31. Aucoin also ranked third in the league in total ice time, amassing 2,157 minutes played.
NHL 2K6 continues its legacy as the No. 1 rated and now No. 1 selling NHL game with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. Take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 2K6 brings the ice to you.
The Xbox Live 'Game with Fame' program gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to play against some of today's hottest stars. Past 'Game with Fame' celebrity players include Green Day, Ludacris, The Strokes, Hoobastank, Staind, Three Doors Down, Incubus and Buffalo Bills' Running Back Willis McGahee. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the "Game with Fame" Web site at http://www.xbox.com/gamewithfame.
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