COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash, 2K Sports and the National Hockey League will celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated hockey title, NHL 2K9, by offering fans an exclusive opportunity to play and purchase the video game at the "NHL Powered By Reebok" store in New York City on Monday, September 8, a day before it becomes widely available at retail.
As part of the celebration, fans can register to take part in a NHL 2K9 single-elimination tournament on the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, with the finalist going head-to-head against Nash, NHL 2K9 cover athlete, in the final elimination. First prize is a Nash-signed jersey and second prize is an autographed copy of NHL 2K9 on the winner’s choice of platform.
Beginning September 5, the first 100 customers who pre-order or purchase the game at the NHL store will get an exclusive NHL 2K9/NHL Powered by Reebok puck. The tournament will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday.
Blue Jackets individual game tickets for 2008-09 regular season home games will go on sale Friday, September 19 at noon at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for preseason games are on sale now. For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.