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2. Honda NHL Zone

The Honda NHL Zone is comprised of 6,000 square feet of new exhibits designed at a price tag of Cdn. $2.0 million. This zone complements the NHL brand with richly finished architectural elements including polished black granite and stainless steel showcase structures.

Two nine-foot tall "sentry" statues of Cyclone Taylor and Ken Dryden stand guard at the entrance to 'NHL Legends' a section of the zone that features numerous graphic and artifact displays of individuals distinguished as Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members including Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux. Here, the "players and plays of a lifetime" are also spotlighted on a large video screen showing vignettes from the Gemini-award winning Legends of Hockey television series.

'NHL Today' showcases the stars and highlights of today's NHL. This exhibit devotes a showcase to each of the NHL's six divisions as well as the league's annual Hockey Hall of Fame game. On display are a range of artifacts which help capture the story-lines, moments and players that are shaping the current game. Whether an event occurred a century past or a week ago, it provides a continuing thread in hockey history's rich fabric.

'NHL Retro' presents franchise histories, including the defunct franchises like the Kansas City Scouts, Brooklyn Americans and Hamilton Tigers to name but a few. Also on display are some of the most memorable fashion statements made throughout the years.

'Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display' features not only the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 championship rings, but also the first ring ever presented in 1893 to the Montreal AAA along with rings from the Black Hawks (1961), Flames (1989) and Penguins (1991).

'NHL Milestones' highlights many of the records existing proudly within the NHL record book:

Located adjacent to and unveiled in conjunction with the Honda NHL Zone is an exhibit entitled Via Rail Stanley Cup Dynasties. This display includes reverent displays to the rosters of nine franchises which lorded over the NHL for extended periods of time, giving these clubs the singular honour of being considered "Dynasties".

PHATS / SPHEM Wall of Honour
The Honda NHL Zone also includes a tribute to members of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society (PHATS) and the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM) who have been honoured by their peers for their outstanding contribution and service.

Click here for more information and a list of honourees

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