Robin Thicke Will Pay Tribute to Father Alan Thicke at NHL100 Gala
By Desiree Murphy
Robin Thicke is paying tribute to his late father, Alan Thicke.
ET has learned that the "Blurred Lines" singer will honor his beloved dad -- who died after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey last month -- at the National Hockey League's All-Star event, The NHL100, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles next Friday.
The 90-minute event will feature the 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout, a hockey game pitting NHL legends against A-list celebrities. Both teams will be wearing jerseys with a patch dedicated to Alan, who was a passionate fan of the sport.
John Legend, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr are just a few of the celebrities confirmed to take part in the game. Select All-Star Celebrity Shootout game-worn jerseys will be available for auction following the match, which benefits Echoes of Hope, a nonprofit organization that strives to inspire hope in the lives of at-risk and emancipated foster youth.
The star-studded ceremony will be hosted by actor Jon Hamm, and will honor "the best players to ever skate in the rink," as well as NHL's 100-year history.
"I grew up a huge hockey fan and a St. Louis Blues die-hard, so it's an absolute dream come true to host THE NHL100, where I'll be among the best players to ever play the game that I love so much," the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star explained. "To share a stage with the NHL legends I idolized as well as the best players in the league today will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I can't wait to bring this unique hockey celebration to my second hometown, Los Angeles."
According to Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Jan. 27 will be "an unforgettable night."
"The NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles is a fitting backdrop for a star-studded show that will salute the legends who have thrilled hockey fans and transformed the game and the League in the most meaningful ways over the NHL century," he said in a statement.
As ET previously reported, Alan was honored with a beautiful, heartfelt memorial service hosted by Robin at the singer's ranch in Carpinteria, California, on Dec. 18. A source told ET approximately 150 attended the gathering, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Bob Saget, Kris Jenner, David Foster, Barry Bonds, Bill Maher and Alex Trebek.