Ottawa Senators Official Website FRANÇAIS Official Site of the Ottawa Senators
Only 3 home games left!
NEWS
 

Bulletin: Ottawa Senators to host 2012 NHL All-Star Celebration in Hockey Country

Wednesday, 09.15.2010 / 11:00 AM ET / News
Ottawa Senators
X
Share with your Friends


Bulletin: Ottawa Senators to host 2012 NHL All-Star Celebration in Hockey Country
OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk made good on a promise today, when he and National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the city would host the 2012 NHL All-Star Celebration. Melnyk had pledged to fans that he would bring an NHL all-star game to Ottawa, when he purchased the club in 2003. The 2012 NHL All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Scotiabank Place, but the celebration will begin Thursday, Jan. 26, with a variety events planned throughout the national capital region.

“The Ottawa Senators and our hockey fans couldn’t be more excited at the opportunity to host and showcase the NHL’s top players in 2012,” said Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. “We will create a once-in-a-lifetime, weekend-long celebration of all that is great about hockey, the NHL and our city.”

“The league is extremely pleased that Ottawa and Scotiabank Place will be home to the events of all-star weekend 2012,” said Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner. “Ottawa and the Senators have distinguished themselves in hosting the Stanley Cup final and two NHL entry drafts, and I have no doubt they will provide an outstanding welcome for our fans, guests, media and business partners.”

The club’s bid, delivered to the NHL last February, was jointly submitted by the Senators and Ottawa Tourism. The bid partners also received planning and preparation support from the City of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission (NCC)and the new Ottawa Convention Centre.

“Short of the Stanley Cup final, which has already made its way to Ottawa and we hope to bring back again soon, the NHL’s all-star game festivities are the keynote events of the annual hockey schedule,” said Senators president Cyril Leeder. “We believe Ottawa will be a memorable venue to celebrate the NHL, Canada’s favourite pastime and the Senators’ 20th season.”

Ottawa Tourism estimates that the economic impact could exceed $30 million throughout the region, with increased tourism, more than 7,000 hotel rooms used, and activity from all the events and visitors. The broadcast ratings for North America exceed 3.5 million viewers on both Saturday and Sunday, and the Sunday game itself will be broadcast live in over 150 countries.

The 2012 NHL All-Star Game will be a community effort with support, volunteers and teamwork from all sectors of Hockey Country. All-star events will take place at the new world-class Ottawa Convention Centre, and the NCC will present public activities on the Rideau Canal Skateway and preview certain Winterlude attractions during this weekend.

“Our great Ottawa winter traditions will be shared with the NHL community, including skating on the Rideau Canal and previewing Winterlude’s activities,” added Leeder. “Hockey is a great game and we are extremely pleased at bringing its biggest stars to one of the world's truly great hockey cities.”

Details on the 2012 NHL all-star events, ticketing and community involvement will be announced at later dates.

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

- end -

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
3 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
4 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
5 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
6 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
7 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
8 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 75 20 41 7 61
K. Turris 75 22 33 -2 55
M. Stone 73 19 34 13 53
B. Ryan 71 18 35 8 53
M. Hoffman 72 26 21 18 47
M. Zibanejad 73 19 24 0 43
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
C. MacArthur 55 13 14 -11 27
D. Legwand 73 9 18 2 27
A. Chiasson 69 11 15 -4 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Hammond 14 1 1 .938 1.92
C. Anderson 14 13 8 .923 2.49