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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
NEW YORK (January 23, 2006) -- The National Hockey League today announced the selection of the Dallas Stars and the city of Dallas as hosts of the 2007 National Hockey League All-Star Celebration. The League's mid-season spectacular will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, January 23-24, and will include NHL YoungStars, NHL SuperSkills and the 55th NHL All-Star Game at American Airlines Center.

The 2007 Celebration will mark the first non-weekend NHL All-Star events since Tuesday, February 7, 1989, when the 40th NHL All-Star Game was played in Edmonton. The NHL YoungStars and NHL SuperSkills will be conducted on Tuesday, January 23, with the All-Star Game the following night.

The 2007 Celebration will mark the first time Dallas has hosted NHL All-Star activities.

With more than 5,000 out-of-town guests expected to travel to Dallas for the festivities, the NHL All-Star Celebration has a significant impact on the host city -- fueling the local economy with a boost estimated at more than $12 million, according to estimates by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.

It is expected that more than 500 members of the domestic and international media will cover the event, and television coverage will be provided to more than 100 countries worldwide. OLN will broadcast the All-Star events in the United States, with CBC and RDS providing coverage in Canada.

The 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration will feature a variety of entertainment, hockey-themed grassroots events and charitable activities. Further details on the 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration, including ticket information, will be released at a later date.

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