-- The season-premiere episode of TLC's popular series American Chopper will feature a custom motorcycle commissioned by the National Hockey League. Airing on Thursday, April 9, at 9 PM (ET/PT), the episode details the creation of the chopper from the planning stages with NHL Legend Rod Gilbert
to its delivery to the NHL Powered By Reebok store during the 2008-09 season launch event.
The featured chopper, which pays homage to the NHL's "Original Six"™ teams, currently is on display inside the NHL Powered By Reebok store in New York City and will be auctioned at the start of the 2009-10 NHL regular season to benefit Hockey Fights Cancer™.
Still riding strong in its sixth season, American Chopper follows the action at Orange County Choppers (OCC), the world-famous motorcycle family business run by Paul Teutul Sr. and his fiery sons, Paul Jr. and Mikey. Each episode of American Chopper captures the day-to-day drama inside one of the world's leading custom bike shops as the family battles impossible deadlines to build some of the most aggressive, creative choppers around.
For more information on American Chopper, go to TLC.com.