NHL announces plans to unveil 100 Greatest NHL Players

The NHL has announced it's plans to host a year-long celebration to commemorate a centuries worth of historic moments. The league's travelling NHL Centennial Fan Arena will launch in Toronto on Dec. 31 and will consist of everything from a museum to a pop-up hockey rink.

On Tuesday afternoon, the NHL announced plans to unveil the 100 greatest NHL players of all-time.

On Jan. 1 at a pre-game ceremony prior to the Centennial Classic in Toronto, the league will reveal 34 players (who played from 1917-1966), while the remaining 66 (who played from 1967 and beyond) will be announced in Los Angeles on Jan. 27 at an event as apart of NHL All-Star Weekend.

Among the several other centennial season events planned, the league also announced Tuesday a travelling NHL Centennial Fan Arena, which will launch in Toronto on Dec. 31, 2016. After leaving Toronto on Jan. 1, the travelling event will make its way across several American markets throughout the rest of January and February.

The entire schedule is yet to be released and Toronto is currently the only Canadian stop of the tour.

A full schedule of events is available through NHL.com.

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