Robin Thicke and Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik will lead special in-memoriam tribute
Academy Award and 10-time Grammy winner John Legend, and Grammy-nominated recording artists Robin Thicke and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will join host Jon Hamm, 2017 NHL all-star players and famous hockey fans for "The NHL100" presented by GEICO, a star-studded event in which the entire collection of the 100 greatest NHL players will be unveiled.
Billed as the largest gathering ever of hockey legends, "The NHL100" will be broadcast live from Microsoft Theater on Friday, Jan. 27 (9:30 p.m. ET), on NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet and TVAS in Canada. Tickets to the event are available at AXS.com.
During "The NHL100," Thicke - in honor of his father, the late Alan Thicke - will present a special in-memoriam that pays tribute to the late members of the 100 greatest NHL players. Ondrasik will perform during the tribute.
"We are thrilled to add John Legend, John Ondrasik and Robin Thicke to 'The NHL100,' " said Steve Mayer, NHL chief content officer and executive vice president. "We have an incredibly special night planned to honor not only the players that have transformed the NHL in its 100-year history, but also a longtime friend of the league and passionate hockey fan in Alan Thicke."
A full lineup of 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend special appearances and musical performances will be announced in the coming days.
The 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will begin with the opening of the 2017 NHL Fan Fair, including the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, on Thursday, Jan. 26; continue with the celebration of the 100 greatest NHL players at "The NHL100" on Friday, Jan. 27 (9:30 p.m.) and the 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 28 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS); and conclude with the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 29 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). Visit NHL.com/AllStar for more information.
Fans can follow the conversation via the official hashtags: #NHL100 and #NHLAllStar. Fans can buy tickets to "The NHL100" event directly AXS.com.