The 2016 NHL® All-Star logo was unveiled Saturday, May 30 at the Music City Center in Nashville, raising the excitement level that continues to build before the Nashville Predators host the 2016 NHL® All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena.
“In the months since the NHL announced that it was bringing its premier event to Nashville, we have been working alongside the city and a team of talented individuals on the local organizing committee to make sure that this event sets the standard for all other All-Star Games to follow,” Nashville Predators CEO Jeff Cogen said. “The unveiling of the official All-Star logo is another step in the process and one that brings us even closer to the 2016 All-Star Game where hockey will not only be showcased on an international stage but also celebrated by all that call Music City home.”
Timeline of the 2016 NHL® All-Star Weekend:
Jan. 30-31, 2016 – 2016 NHL® All-Star Weekend is set to take place in Nashville, Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators®. In addition to the All-Star Game, played on Sunday, Jan. 31, the festivities will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition™, NHL Fan Fair™ and more.
May 30, 2015 – The NHL® and the Preds unveil the logo for the 2016 NHL® All-Star Game in Nashville, during the 2015 Music City Sports Festival taking place at Nashville’s Music City Center.
Jan. 25, 2015 – Filip Forsberg becomes the first Predators player in franchise history to score in an NHL® All-Star Game, potting not just one, but two goals for Team Toews in their 17-12 victory over Team Foligno during the 2015 NHL® All-Star festivities.
Jan. 24, 2015 – Shea Weber, during his fourth consecutive All-Star Weekend appearance, wins the 2015 NHL All-Star Skills Competition’s™ “Hardest Shot” after registering a shot of 108.5 miles per hour.
Dec. 15, 2014 – The Preds, in conjunction with the Nashville Sports Council, announce the formation of the Nashville NHL® All-Star Game Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Board of Directors. The Board includes representation from many Nashville organizations and is responsible for event planning and overseeing fundraising, marketing communications, lodging, downtown engagement, event administration and operations functions.
Oct. 17, 2014 – The National Hockey League® announces that the Nashville Predators® and Bridgestone Arena will host the 2016 NHL® All-Star Game on Jan. 31, 2016 (the 2016 NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ will be held on Jan. 30, 2016).
May 6, 2014 – Peter Laviolette is named the second head coach in Nashville Predators’ franchise history.
March 22, 2012 – The Preds announce the results of a study that found the team and Bridgestone Arena generate an annual economic impact of approximately $410 million and support more than 2,350 jobs annually.
Oct. 13, 2011 – Nashville skates on home ice for the first time in the 2011-12 season, debuting the team’s new Predators Gold logo and uniforms – designed to develop a powerful, long-term brand message. The new uniforms showcase details unique to Nashville – guitar strings in the numbering and lettering, fangs in the neck area and piano keys on the inside of the collars. In addition to the updated “Pred head,” a secondary logo was designed to represent the state flag of Tennessee and Nashville’s Music City heritage, with a guitar pick shape incorporating the three stars of the state’s three grand divisions – West, Middle and East.
Jan. 30, 2011 – Weber participates in his second consecutive NHL® All-Star Game, forming a defensive pair with future Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom to post a plus-6 rating and four assists, making him just the second blueliner in League history to post four assists in a single NHL® All-Star Game.
July 8, 2010 – Shea Weber becomes the first Predators draftee to be named captain of the Club.
June 18, 2009 – Steve Sullivan becomes Nashville’s first NHL Awards™ recipient, winning the Bill Masterton Trophy, given to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” Sullivan returned on Jan. 10, 2009, from a 23-month absence due to injury.
June 21-22, 2003 – More than 13,000 fans attend the 2003 NHL Draft™ held in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators make 13 picks overall, including eight of the first 98 players selected, one of which is current team captain Shea Weber.
Jan. 24, 1999 – Sergei Krivokrasov skates for the World Team in the 1999 NHL® All-Star Game in Tampa, Florida – becoming the first Preds representative to take part in the League’s showcase event.
Oct. 10, 1998 – The Nashville Predators open their inaugural season in front of a sell-out crowd at Bridgestone Arena.
Sept. 27, 1997 – The Predators unveil their logo, a saber-toothed tiger – 26 years after the bones of a saber-toothed tiger were found in a cave in Nashville.
Dec. 15, 1996 – More than 26,000 people gather on the plaza at Fifth Avenue and Broadway to get a first look at Music City’s newest venue, then named Nashville Arena.
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