Toronto to host 2024 NHL All-Star Game
The NHL is headed to Toronto for the 2024 All-Star Game, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday ahead of this year's edition in Florida.
"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," Bettman said.
"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?"
All-Star Weekend will take place Feb 2-3, 2024. Toronto last hosted the event in 2000, when the format featured a clash between North American and World All-Stars.
The NHL hasn't staged an All-Star event in Canada since Ottawa hosted the festivities in 2012.
"I think the city is going to be loving this," said Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner, according to NHL.com's Dan Rosen. "Seeing how the NBA All-Star Game (in 2016) was, I think the NHL one will be even bigger."