Nashville to host 2023 NHL Draft and Awards

Nashville Predators players skate in the Bridgestone Arena. (George Walker IV/AP)

The City of Nashville has been chosen to host the 2023 NHL Awards and Draft, the league announced Thursday.

This is the first time the award ceremony and the draft will be held in the same city since 2006, when Vancouver hosted the two events.

"We are thrilled to bring two of our marquee events — the 2023 NHL Awards and the 2023 NHL Draft — to Nashville, a special city that certainly knows how to throw a great party," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a press release. "We cannot wait to return next June to celebrate the stars of our game and introduce the next generation of NHL players."

The NHL Awards are scheduled for June 26 — the first time the event has taken place in Nashville — and the draft will be held at Bridgestone Arena from June 28 to 29, with the first round airing on Sportsnet.

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