NHL books Snoop Dogg to perform at All-Star Skills Competition
The NHL wanted to add a little funk to its All-Star weekend. Enter Snoop Dogg.
The rapper, also known as DJ Snoopadelic, has been booked to perform an on-ice set during player introductions for Saturday's skills competition, the NHL announced, joining a myriad of other celebrities who will flock to the hockey celebration in Los Angeles.
As tends to be the case in Hollywood, there will be a strong presence on the red carpet, beginning at Friday's "NHL100" event.
John Legend, Robin Thicke and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting have been announced as performers during the ceremony, while Michael J. Fox, Keanu Reeves, Al Michaels and Alex Trebek will all be presenters as the NHL reveals its list of the 100 best players in history.
For Sunday's main event, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen are set to sing the anthems for the All-Star Game with Nick Jonas performing during the second intermission.
None of these names outrank Snoop Dogg.
The Doggfather is no stranger to hockey games in Southern California and is known to don a jersey from time to time, including in some of his music videos. This is a win for hockey fans everywhere.