The Toronto Maple Leafs will host the 2024 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend at Scotiabank Arena, the National Hockey League® announced today. The League’s midseason showcase will include the NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 and the Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024.
“We are thrilled to bring the Honda NHL All-Star Game back to Toronto for the ninth time, and to shine a spotlight on our current stars in a setting that evokes over a century of League history,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a press release by the league. “Toronto fans are among the most knowledgeable and passionate in our game and the city’s rich hockey history dates back to the creation of the sport. What better place to play host to our annual midseason celebration of the best and brightest in the NHL?”
“We are excited and honored to announce the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend in Toronto,” said Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan. “We very much look forward to welcoming the game’s biggest stars and treating our fans — and fans from around the world — to a premiere event that showcases all of what Toronto has to offer.”
The roots of the NHL All-Star Game were formed in Toronto. In 1934, Maple Leaf Gardens hosted the ‘All-Star’ game, serving as a benefit fundraiser for Maple Leafs forward Ace Bailey, who suffered a career-ending injury during the 1933-34 season. Thirteen years later, the Maple Leafs hosted the first official NHL All-Star Game in 1947, which called for the defending Stanley Cup champion to play against a selection of All-Stars from the other five teams. The 2024 event will mark the ninth time the Maple Leafs and Toronto host NHL All-Star activities and the first time since 2000.
Further details on the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend, including ticket information, special events and broadcasting information, will be released at a later date. Fans can sign up to receive news and updates at https://events.nhl.com/event/2024-nhl-all-star-weekend.
Today’s announcement was made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman prior to today’s 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game, which will begin at 3 p.m. ET and be broadcast on ABC, ESPN+, Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports.
This is perfect example of why Bettman needs to move on as “Commissioner “! 23 years since they hosted? For Gods sake Washington’81,Calgary’85,Edmonton’89 are all overdue to host,is slap in the face to all those cities & fan bases that DESERVE the game!
Is it any wonder AEW Wrestling is outdrawing the NHL, on TNT!,only difference is at least they go to new cities! Cripes don’t think all star game has ever been to Winnipeg!!
Toronto?! What a shock. If you follow the NHL or NHLPR on Twitter, 20 percent of their tweets are related to the Maple Leafs. They are stunting growth
What is going to get the best NHL players to opt for going to the AllStars instead of using that time off to vacation somewhere with their families? One writer has opined that making the AllStars more of a family friendly event, in effect combining the AllStars obligations with a family friendly vacation was what the NHL had decided on. We’ve had LA, Tampa, San Jose, Vegas, and Sunrise (and one cancelled). Basically, this is like college football Bowl games. Are players going to want to vacation with their families in Toronto in February? Well, the Canadian press thinks so. As someone who avoids shoveling snow, I wouldn’t. We’ll see.