The National Hockey League was founded on November 26, 1917. Some things have changed over the past 100 years (like the NHL was originally called the National Hockey Association), but the action-packed game time is still as cool as ever.

Founded in Renfrew, Ontario, the first president of the NHL was Frank Calder. It was later renamed the NHL in 1922.

Celebrate 100 years with the NHL at these once-in-a-lifetime (and once a century) events.

100 Greatest NHL Players: 1917-1967

January 1

Celebrate 100 years of hockey in the NHL with a blue-ribbon event. 100 of the greatest hockey players ever in the NHL from 1917 to 1966 will be honored at this awards ceremony.

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade

January 2

Join the honorees at the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. This year’s theme is “A Century of Greatness 1917-2017.”

2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

January 2

Join the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues for the 2017 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Busch Stadium.

2017 NHL All-Star Games

January 27-29

The Staples Center is the place to be this year for the All-Star Weekend, sponsored by Honda.

100 Greatest NHL Players Unveiling 1968-2017

January 27

Who could forget about the other 66 greatest players? Join the NHL for a 90-minute presentation to honor the latest and greatest in hockey.

2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series

February 25

Come see the Philadelphia Flyers at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Heinz Field in the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.

Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Centennial Exhibit

March 10 – December 31

The NHL couldn’t celebrate 100 years of hockey without a Hall of Fame Centennial exhibit. Honor the 100 most celebrated players. Exhibits include Jean Beliveau’s hockey stick and Jacques Plante’s goalie mask.

Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Celebrations

March 15-18

2017 NHL Awards

June 21

Who will be the big winners off the ice in the 2017 NHL Awards ceremony? This annual event is even more momentous in the centennial year.

2017 NHL Draft

June 23-24

Don’t forget about the future of the NHL while you’re honoring the past. You can’t miss the 2018 NHL draft.

NHL 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the League

November 26

Honor the founding fathers of the NHL in the 100-year anniversary.

2017 Scotiabank NHL 100 Classic

December 16

Come see the Montreal Canadiens play the Ottawa Senators at Lansdowne Park in the Scotiabank NHL 100 Classic.

NHL 100th Anniversary of the First Games

December 19

The 2018 events conclude with the 100th anniversary of the first games ever played in the NHL. Celebrate a century of action and hockey history.



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