NHL REVEALS COMPLETE LIST OF 100 GREATEST NHL PLAYERS
The NHL unveiled its complete list of 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian, revealing the names of 67 legends (1967-present) who joined the previously announced group of 33 players (predominantly from the League's first 50 years, 1917-66). All 100 players were honored during THE NHL100 presented by GEICO at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Friday.
Video: Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux discuss their careers
The 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian includes 39 centers, 21 defensemen, 15 goaltenders, 15 right wings and 10 left wings. The group has won a combined 307 Stanley Cup titles, the Hart Trophy 68 teimes, the Art Ross Trophy 58 times, the Vezina Trophy 49 times, the Norris Trophy 46 times, the Lady Byng Trophy 38 times, the Ted Lindsay Award 38 times, the Conn Smythe Trophy 36 times, the Calder Trophy 25 times, the William M. Jennings Trophy 15 times and the Selke Trophy 13 times.
A Blue Ribbon Panel, comprised of 58 individuals representing more than 1,800 years of experience in the game, selected the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian. Every member of the panel voted for 100 players, with each vote worth one point. Voting was conducted last July and August, with the results tabulated by accounting firm Ernst & Young.
Visit NHL.com/100 for the complete list of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian as well as biographies and video vignettes for each player.
DIVISIONS FACE OFF IN ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION
The 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday pits all four divisions - the Atlantic, Central, Metropolitan and Pacific - against each other for the first time, with the winning team earning the right to select both its first opponent and when its semifinal matchup will be played (first or second) during the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday.
All four divisions will compete in six events:
* Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay
* Honda NHL Four Line Challenge
* DraftKings NHL Accuracy Shooting
* Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater
* Oscar Mayer NHL Hardest Shot
* Discover NHL Shootout
NHL, KINGS UNVEIL ALL-STAR LEGACY PROJECT
The NHL and Los Angeles Kings unveiled renovated indoor and outdoor spaces at the Crenshaw Family YMCA as part of the 2017 NHL All-Star Legacy Project - a lasting legacy in the Los Angeles community to celebrate the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend as well as the Kings' 50th Anniversary.
The 2017 NHL All-Star Legacy Project includes significant renovations to much-needed areas within the Crenshaw Family YMCA, a nonprofit organization that services more than 2,500 youth in the area.
Since 2007, the League, its clubs and partners have collectively donated more than $1 million to communities across North America as part of the Legacy Project.