LOS ANGELES - The National Hockey League announced today that pop superstars Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen will join the lineup of performers and special guests for the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, including previously announced Academy Award and 10-time Grammy Award winner John Legend, Robin Thicke, John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, as well as THE NHL100™ presented by GEICO host Jon Hamm. The Los Angeles Kings - who are celebrating their 50th anniversary - and the city of Los Angeles will play host to the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, Jan. 26-29.
Carly Rae Jepsen will open the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game pregame festivities at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Jan. 29 with a performance of the Canadian national anthem followed by Fifth Harmony's rendition of the U.S. national anthem. Grammy nominated recording artist, Nick Jonas, will command the ice during the second intermission with a live performance. The NHL will honor the 100 Greatest NHL Players in a special pregame ceremony. The 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game and the performances will be broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC in the U.S. and CBC, Sports and TVA Sports in Canada.
"We are pleased with the incredible lineup of entertainment that we put together for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend," said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President. "The All-Star Weekend will feature three days of can't-miss events, including THE NHL100 celebration on Friday night, in a weekend where hockey takes over Hollywood. We are excited for Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen's All-Star Game performances for our fans in L.A and those watching around the world."
As previously announced, Hamm will host THE NHL100™ presented by GEICO, a star-studded event in which the entire collection of the 100 Greatest NHL Players will be unveiled. Set for Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. PT and billed as the largest gathering ever of hockey legends, THE NHL100 presented by GEICO at Microsoft Theater also will feature appearances from 2017 NHL® All-Star players and famous hockey fans. Legend and Ondrasik will perform and Thicke will lead a special In Memoriam that pays tribute to the late members of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Tickets to THE NHL100™ presented by GEICO are available at AXS.com.
Additional special guests, including celebrity coaches and presenters, will be announced in the coming days. IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media, will produce the pregame and in-game performances and celebrations for the 2017 Coors Light NHL Skills Competition™ and 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game.
The 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend will begin with the opening of the 2017 NHL Fan Fair™, including the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena, on Thursday, Jan. 26; continue with the celebration of the 100 Greatest NHL Players at THE NHL100 presented by GEICO on Friday, Jan. 27 (6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, SN, TVAS) and the 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 28 (4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS); and conclude with the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 29 (12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). Visit NHL.com/AllStar for more information. Fans can follow the conversation via the official hashtags: #NHL100 and #NHLAllStar.