With the NHL’s Hall of Famer’s first game set for next season, the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association are now preparing for the inevitable.
The NHLPA will be holding a news conference on Tuesday afternoon at 7 p.m.
ET at the HockeyPlex in Los Angeles, the same location that will be hosting the opening of the HockeyHall of Fame during the Hall of Exposition.
The news conference will be streamed live on NHL.com and the League’s official Twitter account.
The Hall of Hockey will be open to all eligible players in the NHL.
There are three tiers of eligibility: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Players who qualify will be able to attend the Hall for the first time on Tuesday and are eligible to receive the HockeyMall Championship and receive the commemorative NHL Gold plaque.
The official ceremony will take place at the NHLPA’s headquarters in Los and will be televised on NHL Network.
The Hall of Famers will receive a lifetime achievement award and the Hall will open to the public at 9 a.m., local time.
The announcement of the Hall’s opening is expected to be made by Jan. 10, 2020.
The unveiling of the new hall is set for Tuesday.
The Hockey Hall Of Fame will be a permanent fixture in the Los Angeles Coliseum, where the NHL has hosted the NHL Winter Classic since 1992.
It will be located at Staples Center and is one of the most recognizable sports arenas in Los Angles.
The league announced the NHL Hall of Honors in January and said the award would be presented to the NHL “in recognition of a player’s contributions to the sport of hockey.”
The awards will be presented for three years and include the Stanley Cup, Vezina Trophy, Hart Trophy, Maurice Richard Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award.