The NHL All-Star Recreation is headed again to the Sunshine State.
The Florida Panthers have been chosen to host the 2021 version of the NHL’s annual midseason showcase, with the league confirming Friday a number of reviews from earlier within the week. It marks the second time the All-Star Recreation will happen in Dawn, Fla., with the Panthers additionally having hosted in 2003.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have hosted twice (1999, 2018), making subsequent 12 months’s occasion the fourth time the state of Florida has welcomed the star-studded affair. Tampa can also be internet hosting Tremendous Bowl 55, and ought to the NHL schedule the 2021 version the weekend previous to subsequent 12 months’s NFL championship, it means the 2 marquee occasions will probably be held back-to-back within the close by Florida cities.
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“We’re excited to deliver the NHL’s midseason showcase for the perfect and brightest stars from across the League to the house of the Florida Panthers and South Florida hockey followers,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated in a press release.
“The Florida Panthers are thrilled to welcome hockey followers from around the globe to South Florida for NHL All-Star Weekend,” Florida Panthers president and CEO Matt Caldwell stated. “This is among the league’s premier occasions of the 12 months and we couldn’t be extra proud to have it in our yard.”
Along with the 2003 All-Star Recreation, the Panthers additionally hosted the 2001 and 2015 NHL drafts.