RIGHT: Former Sabres player Jack Johnson skates up the ice in the 2011 game. ABOVE: Shattuck-St. Mary’s graduate Zach Parise signs an autograph for a fan of his collegiate team before the SSM vs. The World Celebrity Hockey Game in 2011. The game that brings in several current NHLers returns to Faribault this year after a one-year absence. (Daily News file photos)
Former Sabres player Jack Johnson, who is now with the Columbus Blue Jackets, skates up the ice during 2011’s game. Johnson is not among this year’s players committed, but several current NHLers are tentatively scheduled to attend. (Daily News file photo)
New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo signs autographs during 2011’s event. Autographs are from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. before the game. (Daily News file photo)
- NOTABLE COMMITTED PLAYERS
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild
Drew Stafford, Buffalo Sabres
Derek Stepan, New York Rangers
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets
Keith Ballard, Minnesota Wild
Nick Leddy, Chicago Blackhawks
Nick Bjugstad, Florida Panthers
Jordan Schroeder, Vancouver Canucks
Mike Reilly, Minnesota Gophers (Columbus)
Ryan Stoa, Hershey Bears (Colorado)
Tyler Ruegsegger, Abbotsford Heat (Toronto)
Seth Helgeson, Albany Devils (New Jersey)
Ben Blood, Binghamton Senators (Ottawa)
Zach Budish, Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville)
* Participating players subject to change.
- IF YOU GO
When: Thursday, Aug. 8
Where: SSM Sports Complex
Time: Gates open at 4 p.m., autographs 5-6 p.m., arena doors open at 6:30 p.m., puck drops at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $5 for youth, $10 for adults, $100 for reserved table that seats four. Ticket allows admittance into parking lot for pregame festivities as well as admission into game. Purchase at www.faribault.pucksystems2.com
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:52 pm
Updated: 8:44 pm, Thu Aug 15, 2013.
Posted on Jul 30, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:52 pm.
Updated: 8:44 pm.