The Awards Show Will Remain in Vegas
January 28, 2012 Leave a comment
NEW YORK (January 28, 2012) – The National Hockey League (NHL®) has
announced a new, multi-year partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and
Visitors Authority (LVCVA) that will see the NHL Awards® return to Las
Vegas for the next three years. As part of the extended partnership, which
first began in 2009, the NHL will stage numerous new events throughout the
destination in conjunction with the League’s annual post-season awards
show. The world-famous Wynn Las Vegas luxury hotel and casino resort will
host the 2012 NHL® Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, June 20, at the
As the NHL’s biggest stars, Hollywood celebrities, and hockey fans
from around the world descend on Las Vegas this June to celebrate hockey
and the season’s top performances, it will mark the fourth straight year
that the NHL has feted the best hockey players in the world in Las Vegas
and its first-ever event at Wynn Las Vegas, currently home to the
award-winning show “Le Rêve – The Dream” and country music superstar Garth
Brooks’ sold-out concert series.
The 2012 NHL Awards will honor the best regular-season players in a
wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy),
outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris
Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy); the Ted Lindsay Award,
which is presented annually to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL as
voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association
(NHLPA), will also be awarded.
In the coming months, the League, the LVCVA and Wynn Las Vegas will
announce details on an expanded and exciting new awards program for 2012,
along with a number of local events designed for fans and visitors alike.
Televised live in the United States and Canada, the 2012 NHL Awards
will showcase hockey and Hollywood’s biggest stars with the excitement and
energy that only Las Vegas can provide.
“Las Vegas knows energy, entertainment and star power — elements
that our players display every night,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said.
“The city, the Wynn and the Encore Theater will provide a spectacular
setting for our end-of-season festivities over the next three years.”
“Las Vegas is excited to welcome the NHL Awards back to the
destination,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the LVCVA. “We have
enjoyed a great partnership, and we look forward to providing another great
experience for the League, the players and of course the fans.”
“We are pleased to be the host resort for the 2012 NHL Awards at Wynn
Las Vegas and look forward to partnering with the league and the LVCVA to
bring one of hockey’s most exciting nights to Las Vegas,” said Marilyn
Spiegel, president of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. “We look forward to
welcoming the NHL’s biggest names to Wynn Las Vegas and celebrating the
best in professional hockey.”
Nominees for each Award, along with a full line up of celebrity
guests, presenters and entertainment, as well as information on tickets and
official 2012 NHL Awards travel packages, will be announced in the coming
months. For more information, visit http://www.nhl.com/awards.