Alan Thicke, a beloved TV actor, died last month. He was a committed hockey fan and player all his life.
Robin Thicke will also present a special in memoriam tribute remembering the members of the NHL100 list who have passed away. John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will perform during the in memoriam.
John Legend will make an appearance at the Jon Hamm-hosted event as well. The gala will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, unveiling a list of then 100 greatest NHL players of all time and honoring those legends in attendance.
“We are thrilled to add John Legend, John Ondrasik and Robin Thicke to THE NHL100,” NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer said in a statement. “We have an incredibly special night planned to honor not only the players that have transformed the NHL in its 100-year history, but also a longtime friend of the League and passionate hockey fan in Alan Thicke.”
The NHL All-Star Weekend will also include the 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout, a friendly hockey game that pits NHL legends against celebrities. Both teams will wear jerseys with a patch honoring Alan Thicke.
THE NHL 100 gala will be broadcast live on Jan 27. at 6:30 p.m. PST on NBCSN, Sportsnet and TVAS.