FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- On Saturday, November 25, the Coyotes will hold Star Wars Night when the team hosts the Vegas Golden Knights. Game time is 6:00 p.m. at Gila River Arena. As part of the evening, the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a Paul Bissonnette Obiz-Wan Kenobi bobble head courtesy of Gila River Hotels & Casinos.
Approximately 100 Star Wars characters will be in attendance, interacting with the fans pre-game and participating in various promotions throughout the game. Special prizing will be provided that will send several lucky Coyotes fans to an early screening of the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi. Throughout the game, all graphics, videos, promotions and music will be custom-themed around Star Wars to create a fun experience for Coyotes fans and Star Wars fandoms.
"It's not every day that you get your own bobblehead," said Coyotes Ambassador/Announcer Paul Bissonnette. "And it's not every day you find out that the people who made the bobble head think you're Vlade Divac."
Bissonnette is currently serving as an ambassador/radio color analyst for the Coyotes. From 2009 to 2014, the 32-year-old played five seasons with the Coyotes, collecting 7-15-22 and 318 penalty minutes (PIM) in 187 games. He also played one season with the Pittsburgh Penguins (2008-09), registering one assist and 22 penalty minutes in 15 games.
Bissonnette, a native of Welland, Ontario, also played 270 games in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Portland, Manchester and Ontario. He recorded 647 PIM over seven seasons. In 2015, he helped Manchester win the AHL's Calder Cup championship.
Bissonnette was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins (4th round, 121st overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.