CHRIS PRONGER, TIM THOMAS AND ALEX OVECHKINTO PARTICIPATE IN FAN EVENTS AT“NHL POWERED BY REEBOK” STORE

-- MEDIA ADVISORY --

NEW YORK (September 3, 2009) - NHL stars Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers, Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals will appear at the NHL Powered By Reebok store in New York City next week in anticipation of the upcoming NHL® season. Both events are open to the public and media.

On Tuesday, September 8, Pronger and Thomas will sit down with ESPN the Magazine’s EJ Hradek for a Q&A session discussing the upcoming NHL season and their thoughts on playing in the 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter Classic® on New Year’s Day at Fenway Park.

On Wednesday, September 9, Ovechkin will celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated hockey title, NHL 2K10, by offering fans an exclusive opportunity to be among a select group to pre-order the video game directly from the cover athlete. The Capitals star will personally ring up a limited number of fans who pre-order NHL 2K10 and play against a number of pre-determined contest winners in the Nintendo Wii version of the game.

Please visit store for Official Rules. More details on each event are below.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

WHO: Chris Pronger, newly-acquired Philadelphia Flyers

defenseman, NHL All-Star, winner of the Hart and James Norris

Memorial Trophies and Stanley Cup® Champion

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goaltender, NHL All-Star and

winner of the Vezina and William M. Jennings Trophies

WHEN: 5pm– 6pm ET

WHAT: Public Q&A session with the two 2010 Bridgestone/NHL Winter

Classic participants moderated by EJ Hradek of ESPN the Magazine.

WHERE: NHL POWERED BY REEBOK STORE

1185 Sixth Avenue

Between 46th and 47th Streets

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

WHO: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals forward, NHL

All-Star, winner of the Hart Memorial, Calder Memorial, Lester B.

Pearson, Art Ross and Maurice“Rocket” Richard

trophies and cover athlete for NHL 2K10

WHEN: 4pm– 6pm ET

WHAT: Ovechkin will personally ring up a limited number of lucky

customers who are among the first to pre-order NHL 2K10 as well as go

head-to-head with the finalist in a pre-determined

contest in the Nintendo Wii version of the game.

To enter for your chance to take on Ovechkin in his own

video game, visit the NHL Powered By Reebok store by 3pm ET on

Friday, September 4. A tournament will be held on Friday,

September 4, from 3-6pm ET in the store. The winner will be invited

back on Wednesday, September 9, to take on Ovechkin in

NHL 2K10.

WHERE: NHL POWERED BY REEBOK STORE

1185 Sixth Avenue

Between 46th and 47th Streets

CONTACT: Kerry McGovern / NHL: 212-789-2172 or 347-853-6009

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