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T-Mobile to sponsor 2017 NHL Awards, Expansion Draft

June 21 event in Las Vegas will honor top performers of 2016-17, reveal Golden Knights' initial roster

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

NEW YORK - T-Mobile is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today. The all-in-one event will take place on Wednesday, June 21 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, home of the League's 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights™. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. 

The 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by T-Mobile will celebrate the League's top talent from the 2016-17 season and reveal the Golden Knights' initial roster, providing the home fans - and national viewing audience - the first opportunity to meet the first members of the team's roster.  

"The 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft will be a historic night for the city of Las Vegas and the Golden Knights," said Keith Wachtel, NHL Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President. "T-Mobile has been a proud supporter of hockey in Vegas from the start, so it's only fitting for T-Mobile to join us in making this one of the most memorable nights ever."

As presenting sponsor of the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™, T-Mobile will be featured prominently in the event's multimedia tune-in campaign, including the NBCSN broadcasts of the event, as well as throughout NHL Network™, and NHL Social™. NHL Awards honorees, presenters and special guests will greet fans on the NHL Awards™ Magenta Carpet, with T-Mobile serving as the presenting sponsor of NHL Network's live NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft™ preview and recap shows.

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