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Report: Florida Panthers to host 2021 NHL All-Star Game

Official announcement expected during 2020 All-Star Weekend

Olli Jokinen of the Eastern Conference hits the goal post in the shootout against goaltender Marty Turco of the Western Conference during the 53rd NHL All-Star game at the Office Depot Center on February 2, 2003 in Sunrise, Florida.
Olli Jokinen of the Eastern Conference hits the goal post in the shootout against goaltender Marty Turco of the Western Conference during the 53rd NHL All-Star game at the Office Depot Center on February 2, 2003 in Sunrise, Florida. (Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI)

SUNRISE, Fla. – Fans of the Florida Panthers have been happily adapting to a sudden uptick in goal scoring over the past few years.

During their current five-game winning streak, the Panthers are averaging over five goals per victory. They’ve also scored more than any other team so far this season, averaging a league-best 3.72 goals per game.

For a weekend next winter, however, even those absurdly high numbers might seem a little low.

According to George Richards of The Athletic, the 2021 NHL All-Star Game is coming to the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

An official announcement from the league is expected sometime during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend, which is being held in St. Louis on Jan. 24-25.

This will be the second time that the City of Sunrise has hosted the annual superstar showcase.

Back in 2003 at the then-Office Depot Center, Olli Jokinen gave the local crowd a thrill when he tied the game at five midway through the third period of what ended as a shootout loss to the Western Conference.

Jokinen was one of two Panthers players selected for the game, but the only Panthers player to participate in it.


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