Who doesn't love a good award show every now and then? There's nothing like watching people pat themselves on the back for getting millions of dollars to do what they do.
It's the NHL's prom night, and we're going to help get you ready for it. Here's all the information you need to know, and a few things you probably didn't.
When: Tuesday, June 24th
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
TV: NBCSN & CBC
Star/Host: George Snuffleupagus Stroumboulopoulos
Performers: American Idol's Phillip Phillips; singer/songwriter Matisyahu (side note: he's great live); hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez; and DJ Steve Porter.
Celebrities you've actually heard of scheduled to appear: Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family"), Retta ("Parks & Rec"), Colin Hanks (Tom Hank's son), David Boreanaz ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spinoff "Angel"), and Cuba Gooding, Jr. ("Snow Dogs")
Celebrities you might know scheduled to appear: David Walton ("Think Like A Man Too") and Michael Vartan ("Alias")
TV personalities I've never heard of because I don't watch HGTV: Drew and Jonathan Scott ("Property Brothers")
Noticeably absent: Matthew Perry
Get the tissues moments: Will Lacey, a nine-year old goaltender from Boston with neuroblastoma, has been granted his wish to attend the award show. He'll be accompanied at the show and down the red carpet by Bruins players Tuukka Rask, Patrice Bergeron, and Zdeno Chara. Best part, Rask and Lacey will walk the red carpet wearing John Varvatos suits they picked out together back in Boston. Next tissue moment is the ovation Rich Peverley will get when he takes the stage.
In case you've forgotten, here's a review of the nominees. For purely entertainment purposes, also listed are the odds at winning, courtesy of Bovada.
Lady Byng Trophy: Ryan O'Reilly (1/10), Patrick Marleau (7/1), and Martin St. Louis (14/1)
Vezina Trophy: Tuukka Rask (2/5), Semyon Varlamov (9/4), and Ben Bishop (10/1)
Calder Trophy: Nathan MacKinnon (1/20), Tyler Johnson (14/1), and Ondrej Palat (12/1)
Norris Trophy: Duncan Keith (1/3), Zdeno Chara (3/1), and Shea Weber (7/1)
Jack Adams Award**: Patrick Roy (1/6), Mike Babcock (5/1), and Jon Cooper (10/1)
Selke Trophy: Patrice Bergeron (2/5), Anze Kopitar (2/1), and Jonathan Toews (15/1)
**Danny DeKeyser of the Detroit Red Wings is in Vegas to present the Jack Adams trophy. So...
Other awards being handed out:
Art Ross Trophy: Sidney Crosby
Rocket Richard Trophy: Alex Ovechkin
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Andrew Ference
Jennings Trophy: Jonathan Quick and Martin Jones
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Jaromir Jagr, Manny Malhotra, and Dominic Moore
Ted Lindsay Award: Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, and Claude Giroux
Mark Messier Leadership Award: Jonathan Toews, Ryan Getzlaf, and Dustin Brown
NHL Foundation Player Award: Patrice Bergeron, Brent Burns, and Duncan Keith
GM of the Year: Marc Bergevin (MTL), Bob Murray (ANA), and Dean Lombardi (LAK)
- Arts & Entertainment
- Patrice Bergeron
- Tuukka Rask
- Sidney Crosby
- Ryan Getzlaf
- Zdeno Chara