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To Graves, NHL Winter Classic opportunity to savor

Former Rangers forward eager to see them face Sabres at Citi Field

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Adam Graves was in his element amid harsh elements Thursday.

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NHL Winter Classic

Fan Arena, The PreGame part of Winter Classic festivities

Free fan events announced for Citi Field @NHLdotcom

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League (NHL) will host free fan events leading up to the2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® - the highly-anticipated Jan. 1 regular-season outdoor game between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets - with the NHL Centennial Fan Arena and The PreGame. The NHL® Centennial Fan Arena first opens in Madison Square Park on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28 before The PreGame, the official fan festival of the NHL Winter Classic® on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Citi Field.

The NHL Centennial Fan Arena, a touring tribute to a century of hockey thrills, will make its final stop on its year-long tour of all 31 NHL markets at Citi Field. Traveling more than 55,000 miles and crisscrossing the North American continent since Jan. 1, 2017, hundreds of thousands of fans have visited the Centennial experience. Through the NHL's Hockey Is For Everyone™ initiative, $155,000 has been donated to youth hockey organizations celebrating diversity in their community, and the Recycle the Game gear donation has recycled more than 4,000 lbs. of hockey equipment back into the various communities, avoiding landfills.

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NHL 100 Classic

Fan Arena, The Pregame a success in Ottawa

Exhibits, Stanley Cup on display prior to Scotiabank NHL100 Centennial Classic between Senators, Canadiens

by Bill Price @BillPriceNHL / Editor-in-Chief

OTTAWA -- Allison Clarke had one wish for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Centennial Classic on Saturday: a win by the Montreal Canadiens.

She certainly asked the right person to make it happen.

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Canadiens, Maple Leafs fans check out Centennial Fan Arena

Tour museum truck, ride virtual Zamboni before rivals play each other in Montreal @NHLdotcom

MONTREAL -- With the NHL Centennial Fan Arena outside Bell Centre, it's only fitting that the Toronto Maple Leafs are in town to play the Montreal Canadiens.

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Snow, fans greet Centennial Fan Arena in Winnipeg

Thousands turn out to see Stanley Cup, touring hockey museum

by Scott Billeck / Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- Snow clogged the streets of downtown Winnipeg but didn't stop about 4,500 fans from experiencing the NHL Centennial Fan Arena at Bell MTS Place, home of the Winnipeg Jets, on Friday.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena spends weekend in Edmonton

Interactive experience located near Rogers Place, home rink of Oilers

by Derek Van Diest / Correspondent

EDMONTON -- Jason Keddy has traveled across Canada with the goal of watching a hockey game in all seven NHL cities in the country.

The Nova Scotia native's latest stop is Edmonton, where, along with going to see the Edmonton Oilers host the New Jersey Devils on Friday, he and his friend Aaron Stevenson, of Newfoundland, had an opportunity to enjoy the NHL's Centennial Fan Arena.

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NHL Centennial Fan Arena makes stop at Flames' Red Rally

Fans get picture with Stanley Cup, autographs from players during weekend celebration

by Aaron Vickers / Correspondent

CALGARY -- Mark Bylsma looked but didn't touch the Stanley Cup.

Luke, his son, didn't hesitate, tracing his finger along to last season's winner, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

Vancouver Eclipse prove Hockey Is For Everyone

Blind ball hockey team receives $5,000 grant from Canucks

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Watching goaltender Gary Steeves shift his body into a save on a rising short-side shot during a game of ball hockey at the NHL Centennial Fan Arena on Sunday was impressive.

Finding out after the game that Steeves is totally blind made it even more remarkable.

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Short Shifts

Red Wings fans get engaged in front of Stanley Cup in Vegas

Brandon Rosenberg successfully proposes to girlfriend at Centennial Fan Arena

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Hockey is a huge part of Brandon Rosenberg's life, so it's no surprise it was a major part of a major life decision.

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Golden Knights attract fans from far, wide for home opener

Impressed by pregame ceremony, support of residents

by Danny Webster / Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- Phil and Sharon Schulyer remember how they felt in 1992 when the Tampa Bay Lightning joined the NHL.

The London, Ontario natives wanted to come to Las Vegas and recapture that sense of excitement they felt for the Lightning 25 years ago.

Phil was a Tampa Bay fan that entire time.

"I've switched teams now," he said Wednesday.

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