Columbus Blue Jackets to Host 2013 NHL All-Star Celebration

The NHL's mid-season showcase will take place in Columbus January 26-27, 2013

Saturday, 01.28.2012 / 11:20 AM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus have been selected to host the 2013 National Hockey League All-Star Celebration, the club and League announced January 28. The official announcement was made by NHL Commissioner Gary B. Bettman during a press conference at this year’s Celebration in Ottawa. The League’s mid-season showcase will take place Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 and will include the Molson Canadian NHL SuperSkills® and the 60th NHL All-Star Game.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus have been selected to host the 2013 National Hockey League All-Star Celebration, the club and League announced January 28.
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“The Blue Jackets are honored to host the 2013 All-Star Celebration in Columbus as we believe our city offers a truly unique setting for this special event,” said Blue Jackets Majority Owner John P. McConnell. “As much as it is a showcase for the NHL’s best players, it is also a celebration of hockey fans and having it in Columbus is a testament to the fantastic support of our fans and the strength of Central Ohio as a hockey market.”

"We're looking forward to bringing our All-Star celebration to Columbus," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "The Blue Jackets did a great job of hosting the NHL Draft in 2007, and I have no doubt they will raise the bar even higher when they welcome our All-Star celebration at Nationwide Arena next January."

The 2013 NHL All-Star Game marks the first time the NHL All-Star activities will take place in Columbus, becoming the third consecutive first-time All-Star host city. Raleigh in 2011 and Ottawa in 2012 were also first-time hosts. The Blue Jackets and Columbus hosted the NHL Entry Draft in 2007.

“I am proud to have the 2013 NHL All-Star Celebration in the City of Columbus, and I’m excited to host the greatest players in hockey, league officials, sponsors, guests and fans from all over North America,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “Our city is known for its warmth and hospitality and I urge all of our guests to take the opportunity to visit some of our wonderful attractions and neighborhoods, in addition to Nationwide Arena and the vibrant Arena District, when they are here next January.”

The 2013 NHL All-Star Celebration will feature various hockey-themed events, entertainment and activities. Details about all of the All Star events and television broadcasting will be released at a later date. Blue Jackets full, half and quarter season ticket holders for the 2012-13 season will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase All-Star Game and/or Skills Competition tickets. For more ticket information, click here or call 1-800-NHL-COLS.

This year’s All-Star festivities are being hosted by the Ottawa Senators and include the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition tonight at Scotiabank Place (7 p.m., ET, NBC Sports Network) and The Tim Hortons NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday (4 p.m., ET, NBC Sports Network). Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is one of 12 rookies who were selected to attend this year’s All-Star Weekend and will be participating in tonight’s Skills Competition.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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