The 2024 NHL All-Star Sport is ready to happen in Toronto subsequent February.
The NHL All-Star Sport will head north subsequent season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had been chosen to host the 2024 NHL all-star weekend, the NHL introduced on Saturday earlier than this yr’s sport kicks off in South Florida. The abilities competitors is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, with the sport marked for Feb. 3.
“We’re thrilled to convey the Honda NHL All-Star Sport again to Toronto for the ninth time, and to shine a highlight on our present stars in a setting that evokes over a century of league historical past,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated in an announcement.
Toronto hosted the primary unofficial All-Star Sport in 1934 – it was the Ace Bailey All-Star Tribute Sport which was a fundraiser for the Maple Leafs ahead and his household after he suffered a career-ending damage in December 1933.
The Maple Leafs additionally hosted the primary official NHL All-Star Sport 13 years later, in 1947. That point, the Leafs had been the defending Stanley Cup champions and confronted a roster made up from the 5 different groups within the Unique Six Period. The All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3.
Toronto final hosted the All-Star Sport in 2000, and it is the primary time a Canadian staff will host the festivities since 2012 in Ottawa when Workforce Chara beat Workforce Alfredsson 12-9 and Patrick Kane pulled off the Superman move.
“We very a lot stay up for welcoming the sport’s largest stars and treating our followers – and followers from around the globe – to a premiere occasion that showcases all of what Toronto has to supply,” stated Leafs president and alternate governor Brendan Shanahan in an announcement.
Will probably be value staying tuned subsequent season for the occasions deliberate for the talents competitors. South Florida took benefit of the sunny climate this weekend, that includes the Splash Shot problem with dunk tanks on the seaside and a spherical of golf, hockey fashion.
Toronto shouldn’t be identified for seashores and golf in February, to say the least. Will the CN Tower come into play for an occasion, or maybe as a part of a lead-up video to a breakaway problem try, like Mitch Marner’s “Miami Vice” impression on Friday night time? Might the Casa Loma be the backdrop for a brand new accuracy problem like Splash Shot in Florida or the Fountain Faceoff in Las Vegas in 2021? Solely time will inform.
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