TORONTO / NEW YORK - The Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni and Detroit Red Wings Alumni will face-off outdoors in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 31 in the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic™ Alumni Game, the NHL announced today.
The 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic™ Alumni Game between fan favorites from these Original Six™ clubs will be played at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium on Dec. 31 at Noon ET, one day prior to the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ between the current Maple Leafs and Red Wings. The Alumni Game will be broadcast live in Canada on Sportsnet and in the U.S. on NHL Network™. Rosters for both the Maple Leafs Alumni and Red Wings Alumni will be announced in the coming days.
A limited number of tickets to the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic™ Alumni Game will go on sale to the public tomorrow. Tickets will be available for purchase via www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Ticketmaster.ca, the official ticket marketplace of the NHL®, beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 15. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
The 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic™ Alumni Game is part of the NHL's year-long Centennial celebrations that will feature a variety of ceremonies, recognitions, observances and special events that will highlight 100 years of NHL hockey. The NHL's Centennial celebrations also will recognize a number of milestone anniversaries for member Clubs, including the Maple Leafs and Red Wings.
The 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic™ Alumni Game and 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ continue the tradition the League has established of hosting a regular-season outdoor game at the onset of the New Year to celebrate the origin and history of hockey. These organizations first played each other on Jan. 4, 1927, when the Toronto St. Pats defeated the Detroit Cougars, 2-1, in a game near Detroit. In the 657 all-time regular-season games against each other, Detroit has captured 664 points against Toronto, holding a six-point advantage over Toronto's 658. Additionally, the 117 playoff games between the franchises remains the second most in NHL history (170, Boston vs. Montreal).
NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the event leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will provide coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag NHL#CentennialClassic.
Official fan travel and hospitality packages for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ are available through PrimeSport, the Official Fan Travel and Hospitality Package Partner of the NHL®. For more information please visit www.primesport.com/nhl.