The NHL and the LA Kings rolled out a rendering of the league's Centennial-themed float for the 128th Rose Parade on Jan. 2.
Titled 'A Century of Greatness (1917-2017)', the float will help officially launch the NHL's year-long Centennial festivities.
The NHL and the Kings — who will play host to the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend at STAPLES Center as a highlight of their 50th anniversary season — also announced last night that Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille, longtime Kings broadcaster Bob Miller and team mascot Bailey will ride aboard the NHL Centennial float in the Jan. 2 parade. The trio will be flanked by youth hockey players, including members of the Junior Kings program, wearing jerseys for all 30 NHL clubs.
“The NHL Centennial float in the 2017 Rose Parade sits at the center of an exciting 48 hours of New Year's celebrations,” said Brian Jennings, NHL Executive Vice President of & Chief Brand Officer.
The float features a floral 55-foot long hockey rink with dual goal nets and lamps. From the front of the float to the back, the official logos of 30 NHL teams are detailed with flowers and floral material and represented in alphabetical order at the base of the floral gardens.
The official NHL Centennial logo stands majestically at mid float (covered in flowers) with the iconic NHL Shield prominently displayed. The floral rink includes two NHL face-off circles, two 2017 NHL All-Star Game logos nestled in a floral garden, four oversized pucks and a base of oversized silver hockey sticks.