Columbus to host '13 NHL ASG

Team Staal and Team Lidstrom line up for the Canadian and United States national anthems prior to...

Team Staal and Team Lidstrom line up for the Canadian and United States national anthems prior to in the 58th NHL All-Star Game at RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Harry How/Getty Images/AFP)

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OTTAWA, ON - Columbus and the Blue Jackets will host the NHL's All-Star festivities in 2013, the league announced Saturday.

The showcase, which includes the skills competition and All-Star game, will take place on the weekend of January 26-27.

"We're looking forward to bringing our All-Star celebration to Columbus," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. "The Blue Jackets did a great job of hosting the NHL Draft in 2007, and I have no doubt they will raise the bar even higher when they welcome our All-Star celebration next January."

The All-Star festivities have never taken place in Columbus. The Blue Jackets started competing in the NHL in 2000.

 


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