Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen are the latest big names added to the lineup for the upcoming 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend.
They join previously announced performers Robin Thicke, John Legend and John Ondrasik from Five for Fighting, who will take center stage (or ice) during hockey’s hottest event of the year.
The Los Angeles Kings — who are celebrating their 50th anniversary — and the city of Los Angeles will play host to the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, Jan. 26-29, from the Staples Center in downtown L.A.
“Mad Men” star and St. Louis Blues fan Jon Hamm will host “The NHL 100” gala on Friday night, which is billed as the largest gathering ever of hockey legends.
“We are pleased with the incredible lineup of entertainment that we put together for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend,” Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, said in a statement Monday. “The All-Star Weekend will feature three days of can’t-miss events, including ‘The NHL 100’ celebration on Friday night, in a weekend where hockey takes over Hollywood.
“We are excited for Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen’s All-Star Game performances for our fans in L.A and those watching around the world,” he added.
Also on Friday, “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke is going to deliver what is destined to be an emotional tribute to his late father, Alan. In his speech, he will honor the “Growing Pains” star who died suddenly on Dec. 13 while watching his youngest son, Carter, play hockey in Burbank, California.
The League’s mid-season showcase will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and the NHL All-Star Game.
This marks the third time the NHL All-Star activities will take place in L.A. The Kings previously hosted the NHL All-Star Game in 1981 and 2002. The 2016 NHL All-Star weekend was held in Nashville, Tennessee.