We are still six months away from the drop of the puck between the Penguins and Washington Capitals at the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field, but the details surrounding hockey’s grandest stage will begin to take shape as the NHL holds an introductory media conference on Tuesday.
Headlining the list of speakers expected to address the media at noon on Tuesday are NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Penguins chairman Mario Lemieux, Penguins president David Morehouse, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby
and Steelers president Art Rooney II.
Among the highlights of Tuesday’s media conference, which will be streamed live on PittsburghPenguins.com
in addition to being broadcast nationally on NHL Network, are the unveiling of the 2011 Winter Classic logo and a mockup of where the ice rink will sit on the Heinz Field surface.
NBC and VERSUS play-by-play announcer Doc Emrick will be on hand to serve as the event’s emcee.
In addition to Lemieux, Morehouse and Crosby, general manager Ray Shero and forwards Maxime Talbot and Pascal Dupuis
will also be on hand for the Penguins. Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Allegheny County executive Dan Onorato will be representing the city of Pittsburgh.
The Washington Capitals will be represented by a group featuring president Dick Patrick, general manager George McPhee and players Mike Knuble and David Steckel.
As usual, PittsburghPenguins.com
will be providing exclusive in-depth coverage of Tuesday’s events with stories, videos, pictures and behind-the-scenes looks. Check back often because fresh and unique content will be added throughout the day.