BRUINS WHITE HOUSE VISIT UPDATE: On Monday, January 23rd, President Obama will welcome the six-time Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins to the White House to honor the team and their 2011 Stanley Cup victory. In addition to the full roster, coaching staff, management and ownership, three other members of last year’s Cup winning team are expected to be in attendance as Mark Recchi, Shane Hnidy, and Tomas Kaberle will be making the trip.
The Bruins will also participate in a visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington, DC at 5:00 p.m. ET where the team will play street hockey and video games with the children. For more information, see the Around Town section below.
ALL-STAR UPDATE: Coaching assignments for the National Hockey League’s mid-season showcase were announced by the NHL on Friday: Head coach Claude Julien and his assistants (Doug Houda, Doug Jarvis and Geoff Ward) were assigned to Team Chara — captained by Zdeno Chara. Head coaches John Tortorella of the New York Rangers and Todd McLellan of the San Jose Sharks will guide Team Alfredsson, which is headed by forward Daniel Alfredsson of the All-Star host Ottawa Senators.
Chara and Alfredsson were selected as captains by their fellow NHL All-Stars. Chara’s responsibilities as All-Star captain include leading the All-Star Player Fantasy Draft on Thursday, January 26 where he will have the opportunity to draft teammates Tim Thomas and Tyler Seguin (8:00 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network).