COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS TO HOST 2015 NHL ALL-STAR CELEBRATION
The Columbus Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus have been selected to host the 2015 National Hockey League (NHL®) All-Star Celebration, the club and League announced tonight. The official announcement was made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during tonight’s Blue Jackets game vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins. The League’s mid-season showcase will take place Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 and will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and the NHL All-Star Game.
“The All-Star Celebration is a marquee event featuring the best players in the world and the Blue Jackets are thrilled to be able to bring it to Central Ohio for our fans and community,” said club Majority Owner John P. McConnell. “Columbus and the Arena District offer an unmatched setting for this celebration of hockey and the NHL’s commitment to having the event here speaks volumes about the support of our fans and the strength of our market.”
Mayor Coleman on ASG 2015: "this is awesome. It's an opportunity to show Columbus off to the world." #CBJ
— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) November 2, 2013