|Date||December 16, 2017|
|Arena||TD Place Stadium|
The NHL 100 Classic (branded as the Scotiabank NHL 100 Classic) is an upcoming regular season outdoor National Hockey League (NHL) game that will be held on December 16, 2017. The game will feature the Ottawa Senators playing the Montreal Canadiens at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. It is expected to be one of the outdoor regular season games played in the 2017–18 NHL season. As part of the NHL's centennial, the game will be a re-match of one of the NHL's first two regular-season games, and also be part of local celebrations for Canada's sesquicentennial.
It will mark the first outdoor game hosted by Ottawa, and the second that Ottawa has participated in; they previously faced the Vancouver Canucks in the 2014 Heritage Classic. This will be Montreal's fourth time appearing in an outdoor game, all as the visitor.
On November 8, 2017 it was announced that the Ottawa 67's would host the Gatineau Olympiques on December 17th. This will be the first Ontario Hockey League game held outdoors in the province of Ontario.
The NHL 100 Classic was announced during a press conference on March 17, 2017. As part of the league's centennial celebrations, the game will honour the 100th anniversary of the first two games of the NHL's inaugural season, held on December 19, 1917: the original Ottawa Senators hosted the Montreal Canadiens, and the Montreal Wanderers played at home versus the Toronto Arenas. The game is also part of Ottawa's festivities for the 150th anniversary of Canada. According to NHL president Gary Bettman: "To launch our next 100 years, we believe it is only right to bring the Canadiens and the Senators back together."
Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson remarked that he had spent a significant amount of time to convince the NHL to hold an outdoor game in Ottawa, noting that "at some point I think I could be accused of harassment — borderline harassment — for the calls that went back and forth between my office and the NHL and the Senators. But it all came together." At one point, the game was proposed to be played at a temporary venue on Parliament Hill, but the proposal was denied by the Department of Canadian Heritage due to logistical concerns.
Senators owner Eugene Melnyk suggested that an outdoor game involving the Senators' American Hockey League affiliate, the Belleville Senators (which are moving from Binghamton, New York for the 2017-18 season) could be held as an undercard to the game.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Garrioch, Bruce. Senators Dec. 16 outdoor game against Canadiens caps off big anniversary year. Postmedia Network. Retrieved on 18 March 2017.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Senators to host Canadiens in outdoor NHL game Dec. 16 at TD Place. Retrieved on 18 March 2017.
- ↑ First games in NHL history occurred 99 years ago. Retrieved on 18 March 2017.
- ↑ Senators, Canadiens to play in NHL100 Classic (March 17, 2017).
- ↑ Ottawa Senators finalize deal to move AHL team to Belleville from Binghamton. Ottawa Sun (September 26, 2016).
|NHL outdoor games|
|Exhibition||1954 Detroit Red Wings prison game - 1956 Boston Bruins exhibition game in Newfoundland - 1991 Outdoor Game in Las Vegas|
|Heritage Classic||2003 - 2011 - 2014 - 2016 - 2019|
|Winter Classic||2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 -2020|
|Stadium Series||2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020|
|Other games||Centennial Classic - NHL 100 Classic|
|List of outdoor games - List of broadcasters - AHL Outdoor Classic|
|Franchise||Franchise • Original Franchise • Expansion Draft • Players • Seasons • Records • Draft picks|
|Arenas||Ottawa Civic Centre • Bell Sensplex (practice) • Scotiabank Place|
|Head Coaches||Bowness • Allison • Martin • Neilson • Martin • Murray • Paddock • Murray • Hartsburg • Clouston|
|General Managers||Bridgman • Sexton • Gauthier • Dudley • Johnston • Muckler • Murray|
|Affiliates||Binghamton Senators (AHL) • Elmira Jackals (ECHL)|
|Rivalries||Toronto Maple Leafs • Buffalo Sabres|
|Franchise||Franchise • Original Six • Players • Coaches • General Managers • Seasons • Records • Draft Picks • Award Winners|
|Arenas||Jubilee Arena • Montreal Arena • Mount Royal Arena • Montreal Forum • Bell Centre|
|Affiliates||Laval Rocket (AHL)|