NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The National Hockey League is bringing its 2023 NHL Awards to Nashville, and country music superstar Dierks Bentley has just been announced as the host.
The NHL announced Thursday that Bentley will host the 2023 Awards, which will take place at Bridgestone Arena on June 26.
“Hockey plays a big part in my daily life,” said Bentley.
“I’ve been to rinks all over the country with my travel hockey son. I coach his spring league games and spend hours in the local hockey store, telling him, ‘No, you do not need a new stick!’ We love watching YouTube highlight reels, the whole family loves going to Nashville Predators games and watching the Stanley Cup Final together. And, I am a proud member of a beer league team here in Nashville. To get to add NHL Awards host to this list is truly an honor.”
The 2023 NHL Awards will reveal the winners of 13 regular season awards, including the Hart Trophy (most valuable player) and the Vezina Trophy (outstanding goaltender).
The Awards will also kick off a week of NHL activities in Nashville, the biggest of which is the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft. The draft will also be held at Bridgestone on June 28-29.
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