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Bonino to Star in First Episode of NHL's Skates & Plates Cooking Series

Preds Centerman Set to Show Kitchen Skills as Part of Hockey at Home Programming

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Skates and Plates - Episode 1

Skates and Plates - Episode 1 - Bonino makes steak

Chef Ludo Lefebvre helps Nashville Predators forward Nick Bonino make Steak Diane and Pommes Frites, a dish served at Lefebvre’s restaurant

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Nick Bonino might be just as adept with some pots and pans as he is a puck and stick. Now, the Nashville Predators centerman will show off those skills from his own kitchen.

Bonino will participate in the first episode of the NHL's new cooking series, "Skates & Plates," which will premiere on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. CT on NBCSN, before airing again on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on NHL Network.

From the NHL: "The new cooking series… will feature celebrity chefs remotely teaching NHL players how to prepare a restaurant-caliber dish at home. In the first episode, chef Ludo Lefebvre helps Nashville Predators forward (and amateur chef) Nick Bonino make steak Diane and pommes frites, one of the dishes served at Lefebvre's Los Angeles restaurant, Petit Trois."

Video: Skates and Plates - Episode 1 - Bonino makes steak

Bonino, who even has his own chef jacket, has been known to fancy some time in the kitchen with dishes that honor his Italian heritage and beyond (he's even eaten pasta out of the Stanley Cup).

The recipes for each dish prepared on the show will then be made available to fans on and the NHL's Twitter channel. Fans will then be encouraged to share their takes on the recipes on social media using the hashtag #HockeyAtHome.

Bonino and his teammates will be back on the ice soon enough, but in the meantime, he'll be practicing for his post-hockey cooking show.

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