NEW YORK -- NHL legends Ray Bourque and Bryan Trottier will ride aboard the Discover/NHL "Frozen Fall Fun" float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 23 (NBC, 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones). The appearance will promote NBC's 1:00 p.m. ET live broadcast of the 2017 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown featuring the Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, Nov. 24.
The Discover/NHL "Frozen Fall Fun" float is 36 feet long by 20 feet wide and will feature a synthetic ice rink with kids skating, a 12-foot tall turkey that serves as a hockey goal, plus an assortment of colorful fall décor. Grammy Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean will be the featured performer on the float.
This marks the sixth year in which the NHL and Discover have had a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. NHL greats Adam Graves, Mark Howe, Marty Howe, Pat LaFontaine, John LeClair, Eric Lindros, Larry Murphy, Cam Neely and Mike Richter have come aboard the "Frozen Fall Fun" float.
The 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is expected to attract more than 3.5 million spectators lining the route on the streets of Manhattan and more than 50 million viewers nationwide.