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Where Is The NHL Awards Being Held? 

By Swikriti Kandel / 1 June 2023 03:58 AM

The Ceremony Will Be Held In Predators Home Arena In Nashville
The Ceremony Will Be Held In Predators Home Arena In Nashville( Source : instagram )

Where Is The NHL Awards Being Held? NHL awards are being held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The NHL Draft 2023 will also be held at the same location. The celebration will be broadcasted by ESPN, TNT, Sportsnet, and TVA Sports.

The National Hockey League presents awards and trophies to their teams and players. The culture began in 1893 when Stanley Cup was first awarded to the NHL playoff champion.

Throughout the years, multiple individual and team trophies have been handed out. The tradition continues to this date and it is enjoyed by millions of fans in the world. 

Some of the trophies are automatically given to the players based on their game statistics while others depend upon the votes from the hockey community.

Hart Memorial Trophy, Prince of Wales Trophy, Presidents' Trophy, Mark Messier Leadership Award, and James Norris Memorial Trophy are the ones to name a few.

Who Is Hosting The NHL Awards?

Predators are hosting the NHL Awards of 2023. It is the first time that the event is being held in Nashville in 105 years of history.

Nashville formerly hosted a draft event in 2003. They have organized the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend, the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, and the 2022 NHL Stadium Series game so far. 

Predators are preparing to organize both the award function as well as the Draft pick event. They will become the first one to host both events after Vancouver did in 2006. 

The award ceremony of 2023 will be organized at Predator's home arena. It has a seating capacity of more than 17K people for ice hockey games and up to 20K for other events.

The 750,000-square-foot arena is convertible and can host music concerts, Broadway shows, games, and more. In the previous year, the event was organized in Tampa and hosted by Kenan Thompson.

When Is The NHL Awards Ceremony 2023?

The NHL awards ceremony 2023 is on 26 June. The winners are named on that day as well as on 28 June during the Draft.

In 2022, the event occurred on 1 June where three finalists were announced. However, the winners were declared at the Upper Deck NHL Draft in July 2022.

For the upcoming award function, the National Hockey League revealed its finalists in April and May. The victors will be unveiled on 26 and 28 June.

The league's ceremony brings the hockey players and executives close. It features speeches, tributes, special performances, and highlights of the season. 

The Function Will Happen At Bridgestone Arena 8 p.m Onwards
The Function Will Happen At Bridgestone Arena 8 p.m Onwards( Source : instagram )

The trophies provided by the league help boost the confidence of players. It is a way to honor legendary and remarkable players of the league.

Wayne Gretzky is a recognized athlete who secured 9 Hart Memorial trophies in his career. It is provided to the most valuable player who performed exceptionally in the NHL regular season.

List Of NHL Awards Finalists 2023

List of NHL awards finalists 2023 has been declared for Hart Memorial Trophy, James Norris Memorial Trophy, Vezina Trophy, and more.

The finalists announced by the National Hockey League for the upcoming awards function are as follows:

Hart Memorial Trophy Finalist 2023

The hart memorial trophy is awarded to the most valuable athlete from the regular season. The finalists for the trophy in 2023 are as follows:

  • Connor McDavid from Oilers
  • David Pastrnak from Bruins
  • Matthew Tkachuk from Panthers

Vezina Trophy Finalist 2023

The Vezina trophy is provided to the best goalie of the season. It requires votes from all the general managers of every club associated with the league.

The finalists of the Vezina Trophy 2023 are as follows:

  • Connor Hellebuyck from the Jets
  • Ilya Sorokin from the Islanders
  • Linus Ullmark from Bruins

Ted Lindsay Award Finalist 2023

Ted Lindsay Award is handed to the most outstanding player of the season. It is selected by the NHL Players' Association.

The finalists of the Ted Lindsay Awards in 2023 are listed below:

  • Erik Karlsson from the Sharks
  • Connor McDavid from Oilers
  • David Pastrnak from Bruins

James Norris Memorial Trophy Finalist 2023

The top defensive player of the season with all-around ability gets hold of the James Norris Memorial Trophy. The finalists for the title in 2023 are as follows:

  • Adam Fox from the Rangers
  • Erik Karlsson from the Sharks
  • Cale Makar from Avalanche

Calder Memorial Trophy Finalist 2023

Named after the first NHL president Frank Calder, the trophy is given to the proficient player in his debut year of the competition.

National Hockey League Has Revealed The Finalists Of The Honor
National Hockey League Has Revealed The Finalists Of The Honor( Source : twitter )

The finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy are given below:

  • Matty Beniers from Kraken
  • Owen Power from Sabres
  • Stuart Skinner from Oilers

Frank J. Selke Trophy Finalist 2023

The trophy is provided to the forward players who are skilled in defense combat. It is chosen by the poll of the Professional Hockey Writer's Association.

The top three finalists of the Frank J. Selke Trophy 2023 are:

  • Patrice Bergeron from Bruins
  • Nico Hischier from Devils
  • Mitch Marner from Maple Leafs

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Finalist 2023

The trophy is awarded to the player with the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct including a high standard of playing ability.

The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy finalists in 2023 are listed below:

  • Jack Hughes from Devils
  • Anze Kopitar from Kings
  • Brayden Point from Lightning

Jack Adams Award Finalist 2023

The award is handed to the best coach who has contributed to the team's success. The finalists of the honor are as follows:

  • Dave Hakstol from Kraken
  • Jim Montgomery from Bruins
  • Lindy Ruff from the Devils

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Finalist 2023

The trophy is handed to the athlete with all-around dedication towards hockey. The top three players nominated for the trophy are:

  • Clayton Keller from Coyotes
  • Kris Letang from the Penguins
  • Alex Stalock from Blackhawks

General Manager Of The Year Finalist 2023

The award is provided to the general manager who has excelled in their roles. The three finalists for the award are listed below:

  • Jim Nill from Stars
  • Don Sweeney from Bruins
  • Bill Zito from Panthers

Where And How To Buy NHL Awards Tickets?

NHL awards tickets can be bought online or at the ticketing windows. Ticketmaster, StubHub, and VividSeats are the websites that are actively selling tickets.

The entry fees for the NHL awards cost up to $700 depending upon the seat level. The seats closer to the rink usually costs more than the ones in the upper sections.

As per the price mentioned on VividSeats, the price for row LL costs $82. Likewise, the highest ticket price is for Row B which is $685.

Gary Bettman Received The SBJ Life Achievement Award In 2023
Gary Bettman Received The SBJ Life Achievement Award In 2023( Source : facebook )

The ticket price for the 2023 NHL Awards ranges between $50 to $700. The spectators must respect the policies of the arena before entering the stadium.

There is no discount available for students, military personnel, or senior citizen. However, children under 23 months of age do not need a ticket until they sit on the lap of the ticket holder.

Wheelchair-accessible and non-wheelchair-accessible tickets are available for disabled people. A parking pass can be purchased if you want to park your vehicles near the location.

Where To Watch NHL Awards?

You can watch the NHL Awards 2023 at the Bridgestone Arena. It is located at 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203.

The show will begin at 8 p.m straight as per NHL. The viewers can buy entry tickets online and can usually enter the show location 90 minutes early.

The city of Nashville is hosting the event in 2023 along with the Upper Deck NHL Draft. The city has overwhelmed the National Hockey League with its support and welcomes in the former events. 

Hopefully, the Predators will keep up the same standard this time. Nashville also known as the Music City is gradually becoming the sports hub of the United States.

It is a matter of pride for Tennesse to host two big NHL events in their city in a year. Moreover, it also provides an opportunity for the locals to show their hospitality and culture.  

What Channel Is The NHL Awards Show On?

The NHL Awards show is on TNT, Sportsnet, TVA Sports, and NHL Network. The channels will cover the events live from the Bridgestone Arena.

The show is set to begin at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The time zone varies in Europe, Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world.

Some of the winners of awards and trophies are named on 26 June. The winner of the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year award will be disclosed on 28 June amid the Draft.

ESPN will join the other networks while covering the Upper Deck NHL Draft 2023. The draft will be held for two days starting on 28 June and it consists of 7 rounds.

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