Kenan Thompson To Host The 2019 NHL Awards On June 19

The 2019 NHL Awards has found its host.

Kenan Thompson, the star of Global’s “Saturday Night Live”, will serve as host for the ceremony, which will broadcast live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on June 19.

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The comedian is no stranger to hockey, having starred in “D2: The Mighty Ducks” and “D3: The Mighty Ducks” in the 1990s.

“My first movie role was in ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks’ so my connection to hockey dates back to my childhood,” Thompson said. “I have a great deal of admiration for hockey players and the NHL, so I’m excited to be a part of the 2019 NHL Awards show and its celebration of the year’s best performances.”

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NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer added, “We are thrilled to have Kenan as the host of the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone. Twenty-five years after making his big screen debut in a hockey movie, we are psyched that he will return to his roots to host this year’s event.”

The 2019 NHL Awards will honour the best regular-season players, including most valuable player and more.

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