Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane wasn’t voted as a captain for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, but he’s still getting in on the fun. The league went Hollywood-style for a new commercial advertising the big weekend in Los Angeles, and some different NHL stars offered up their “acting skills” for it.
Kane opted to go the Tony Montana route, and use one of the famous lines in film history.
Wow, it’s just like turning on Scarface right for the big finale, huh??
The other stars included in the commercial are the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, the Kings’ Anze Kopitar, and the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby. So that’s four stars from four different countries, if you wanted another reminder of what an international game hockey has become.
It’s still a little surprising that the NHL is so willing to market Kane like this — he’s the last star in the ad — given his off-ice history, but the past year-plus has made it apparent that the league is comfortable continuing to use him as one of their marquee names. Don’t be surprised if some folks object to seeing Kane say “say hello to my little friend” in official league marketing, though.
The 2017 NHL All-Star Game is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on Jan. 29 at the Staples Center in LA. The day before will see the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, which was notable last year for Detroit’s Dylan Larkin setting a new “fastest skater” record at the event.