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Friday, March 13, 2009
NHL awards show moves to Las Vegas

Associated press

NEW YORK -- The NHL is moving its annual awards show from Toronto to Las Vegas.

Part of a three-year deal with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced Friday, this year's show will be held June 18 at the Palms Hotel.

"Las Vegas specializes in shining the spotlight on outstanding performers," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. "It's innate energy offers an exciting setting for our celebration of excellence."