Columbus Blue Jackets' Rick Nash to Host NHL 2K9 Videogame Tournament September 8

2K Sports has engaged the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Rick Nash to MC the NHL 2K9 tournament September 8. Nash is the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, my hometown team, as well as the cover athlete for NHL 2K9.

The big event takes place at the NHL Powered by Reebok store in New York, NY. All takers will have the opportunity to purchase the NFL 2K9 before its official release as well as score some cool swag. The winner of the tournament will get to face off with Nash himself and take home an autographed jersey. The NHL store is offering anyone who pre-orders the game an exclusive NHL 2K9/NHL Powered by Reebok puck starting today. All the specifics on the NHL 2K9 videogame Tournament event is listed after the break for anyone up to the challenge.

WHAT: 2K Sports and the NHL will celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated hockey title, NHL 2K9, by offering fans an exclusive opportunity to play and purchase the video game at the “NHL Powered By Reebok” store a day before it becomes widely available at retail.

As part of the celebration, fans can register to take part in a NHL 2K9 single-elimination tournament on Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, with the finalist going head-to-head against NHL 2K9 cover athlete and Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash in the final elimination. First prize is a Nash-signed jersey and second prize is an autographed copy of NHL 2K9 on the winner’s choice of platform.

Beginning today, the first 100 customers who pre-order or purchase the game at the NHL store will get an exclusive NHL 2K9/NHL Powered by Reebok puck.

WHO: Rick Nash – three-time NHL All-Star, captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets and cover athlete for NHL 2K9

WHEN: Monday, September 8 @ 4pm – 7pm

(4pm-5pm registration, 5pm-7pm tournament)

WHERE: NHL Powered By Reebok store

1185 Avenue of the Americas, (6th Avenue at 47th Street)

New York, NY 10036

NOTE: The first 32 fans to register will receive a wristband that secures participation in the tournament. Registration is free and open to all ages. Fans under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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