TORONTO/NEW YORK -- A limited number of tickets to the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ at Exhibition Stadium between the Detroit Red Wings and the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs are on sale.
Tickets to the Jan. 1 Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs match-up are available for purchase via www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Ticketmaster.ca, the official ticket marketplace of the NHL. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
In March, the NHL announced that the Maple Leafs will play host to the Red Wings at Exhibition Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. ET for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™. The game will be broadcast live in the U.S. on NBC and in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports. The game will launch 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 and also will recognize a number of milestone anniversaries for member Clubs, including the Maple Leafs and Red Wings.
The 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ will be a rematch of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. On New Year's Day 2014, a record crowd of 105,491 watched the Red Wings and Maple Leafs rekindle their Original Six™ rivalry at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Snow fell throughout the day, providing the perfect backdrop for a thrilling game, which the Maple Leafs won, 3-2, in a shootout.
The 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ continues 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).
To launch the League's year-long Centennial celebrations, members of the 100 Greatest Players from the NHL's early years (1917-1967) will be unveiled and honored in a special ceremony at the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™. The 2017 NHL Centennial celebrations will visit every NHL market and dozens of other local hockey communities during a 12-month festival of events and content initiatives culminating with the anniversary of the League's founding on Nov. 26 and first games on Dec. 19.
NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will provide coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag #NHLCentennialClassic.
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.