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Arkells headlines 2017 NHL Awards, Expansion Draft

Canadian alt-rock band to perform at ceremony in Las Vegas on June 21

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NEW YORK - Acclaimed Alt-rock chart toppers Arkells will perform at the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by T-Mobile in Las Vegas on June 21, the National Hockey League announced today. The band will be the featured performer at the all-in-one event honoring the top performances of the 2016-17 season and revealing the first members of the NHL's 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights™, at T-Mobile Arena. Hosted by actor Joe Manganiello, NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. 

Video: Arkells set to perform live at 2017 NHL Awards

The most played band at ALT radio in their native Canada, the gold-selling, four-time JUNO Award-winning Arkells are making major strides in the U.S., with the release of their latest album, "Morning Report." Produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes), Tony Hoffer (Beck), Brian West (AWOLNATION), and Gus van Go (The Stills), "Morning Report" is a sonically diverse step forward, "that shows the band pushing the barrier of mainstream music (Paste)." Arkells spent most of the year touring, playing some of the biggest festivals in the U.S., including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo; and building their audience and solidifying their reputation as a passionate, high-energy, live-rock authority. Their latest single, "Knocking At The Door" has been #1 on the Canadian Alt/Rock charts for the last consecutive five weeks. For more information about the band, visit arkellsmusic.com and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

The 2017 NHL Awards™ will honor the top individual regular-season performances in a wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy). The Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the "most outstanding player" in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), also will be awarded. 

Tickets to the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by T-Mobile are available at NHL.com/awards.

NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social™ will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile and Magenta Carpet arrivals. Fans can follow @NHL on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook and join the conversation using #NHLAwards and #VegasDraft.

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