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X Ambassadors to perform at 2016 NHL Awards

Live broadcast set for 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on NBCSN and Sportsnet June 22

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NEW YORK - The alternative rock band, X Ambassadors, will give a live musical performance at the 2016 NHL Awards™ on Wednesday, June 22 at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue, the National Hockey League announced today. Hosted by world-renowned actor Will Arnett, the two-hour primetime awards show will broadcast live at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT on NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada.

X Ambassadors released their debut full length album VHS (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) in June 2015, where it debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has since been certified gold by the RIAA. The set was produced by Grammy-winning producer Alex Da Kid and features the platinum selling, #1 Alternative radio song "Renegades." New single "Unsteady" is currently climbing the radio charts while the band is out on their VHS 2.0 Tour. X Ambassadors are also confirmed to play several major festivals this summer including Bunbury, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and were just added to the lineup for Glastonbury in the UK. For more information and tour dates, visit www.xambassadors.com.

A full line up of presenters and entertainment will be announced at a future date. Red carpet arrivals for the 2016 NHL Awards will begin at 2:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The 2016 NHL Awards will be executive produced by Steve Mayer and directed by Michael Dempsey.

Official fan travel and hospitality packages for the 2016 NHL Awards™ are available from PrimeSport, the Official Fan Travel and Hospitality Package Partner of the NHL®. For packages, please visit www.primesport.com/nhl.

The 2016 NHL Awards™ will honor the best regular-season players in a wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy); the Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the "most outstanding player" in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), also will be awarded.

NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social™ will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2016 NHL Awards show and red carpet arrivals. Fans can follow the action on Twitter (@NHL), Instagram (@NHL), Facebook and Snapchat ('nhl') with the official hashtag #NHLAwards.

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