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2016 NHL All-Star Game - Day 1

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

NASHVILLE Friday was NHL All-Star Media Day in Nashville, as players shared their thoughts on a host of topics with journalists at Bridgestone Arena. P.K. Subban was on site to represent the Canadiens. Subban last appeared at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, NC when he was named as a rookie replacement. His participation was limited to the Skills Competition, though, making his stay in Tennessee all the more special. On Saturday evening, Subban’s skills will be on display again. The Canadiens’ No. 76 will compete in the AMP Energy NHL Hardest Shot event, the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge, and the Discover NHL Shootout. This marks the first time that Nashville has played host to the NHL All-Star Game.

The NHL celebrated All-Star Game participants by featuring their image on large pucks around Bridgestone Arena. In this case, Subban clearly has the full support of the Canadiens’ mascot, Youppi!, who also travelled to Music City to participate in the All-Star festivities.

Nashville’s Music City Center is playing host to this year’s NHL Fan Fair, which celebrates the game of hockey in a variety of ways. On Friday, mascots from all 30 teams competed in a series of relay races that pitted the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference.  

Subban wrapped up his scheduled appearances on Friday by making a stop at Bridgestone Winter Park to appear on the NHL Network and mingle with fans attending a concert featuring recording artist Aaron Lewis.

Good night, Nashville! Looking forward to more fun on Saturday!

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