2017 NHL All-Star Game Will Be Played in Los Angeles: Latest Details, Reaction

January 30th, 2016 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

The NHL All-Star Game will be played in Los Angeles for the third time in league history in 2017, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

The game will coincide with major milestones for the Los Angeles Kings as well as the league. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league also made its selection based on the renowned L.A. Live area surrounding the Staples Center, where the game will be hosted, per Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports:

The Toronto Maple Leafs were also in consideration for the event—it’s their 100th anniversary next season as well—but ultimately lost due to concerns the city wouldn’t be able to handle the scale of the All-Star Game and host the 17-game World Cup of Hockey next year, according to Frank Seravalli of TSN. 

L.A. Live, home to the Staples Center, the Microsoft Theater and various clubs and restaurants, will serve as the platform for many of the festivities that will surround not only the game, but the league’s 100th anniversary. 

Bettman said the accessibility of L. ...

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