ST. LOUIS -- The Florida Panthers will host the 2021 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., the National Hockey League announced today. The League's midseason showcase will include the NHL All-Star Skills on Friday, Jan. 29 and the Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 30.
"We are excited to bring the NHL's midseason showcase for the best and brightest stars from around the League to the home of the Florida Panthers and South Florida hockey fans," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "Next year's Honda NHL All-Star Weekend promises to be an incredible celebration of our game and everything South Florida has to offer."
"The Florida Panthers are thrilled to welcome hockey fans from around the world to South Florida for NHL All-Star Weekend," said Florida Panthers President and CEO Matt Caldwell. "This is one of the league's premier events of the year and we couldn't be more proud to have it in our backyard." "The All-Star Game is an event that has the world's eyes," said Senior Vice President Shawn Thornton. "Under the ownership and leadership of Vincent J. Viola and Douglas A. Cifu since 2013, I've seen first-hand as a player and an executive how the South Florida hockey community and this franchise have grown and become permanently fixed in Broward County. This event is a chance for the community, league and Panthers hockey fans to celebrate together." The 2021 event will mark the second time the Panthers and South Florida host NHL All-Star activities as the Panthers previously hosted the NHL All-Star Game in 2003. Further details on the 2021 NHL All-Star Weekend, including ticket information, special events and broadcasting information, will be released at a later date.
Today's announcement was made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during the 2020 Honda NHL AllStar Weekend hosted by Blues and the city of St. Louis, which includes the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka tonight (8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the 2020 Honda NHL AllStar Game tomorrow (8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
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