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Daughtry performs at the NHL Awards ceremony, honoring the top pro hockey players

Want to rub elbows with your favorite hockey player? Come to Las Vegas for the 2015 National Hockey League Awards on June 24.

The awards will salute the best regular-season players and performances, and for the first time will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the event that includes a performance by the rock band Daughtry and will be followed by a full concert.

The two-hour prime-time awards show also will broadcasts live at 4 p.m. Pacific time on NBCSN.

NHL stars walk away with hardware for the most valuable player with the Hart Trophy, outstanding goal tender with the Vezina Trophy, outstanding defense man with the Norris Trophy and outstanding rookie with the Calder Trophy.

Players also vie for the Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the "most outstanding player" in the league as voted by fellow players. Also EA Sports will reveal what players will be on the cover of “NHL 16” as well.

Riggle is probably best known for his comedic roles in films such as “The Hangover,” “Step Brothers,” “The Other Guys,” “21 Jump Street,” “22 Jump Street” and “Dumb & Dumber To.”

The stand-up comedian works as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” and has a recurring role on “Modern Family.” He stars on the new Fox animated series, “Golan the Insatiable.”

Daughtry, fronted by “American Idol” finalist Chris Daughtry, already has four No. 1 hits, as well as four Grammy nominations and four American Music Awards to show for the 8 million albums already sold.

The band’s self-titled debut album was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up, “Leave This Town,” marked the quintet’s second No. 1 album. Daughtry’s third album “Break The Spell” was certified gold in only four weeks of its release.

Daughtry’s single “Waiting For Superman” broke into the Top 15, and the band’s new single “Battleships” is racing up the charts. The band’s latest album “Baptized” was released in November 2013.

Tickets start at $58 and include admission to the awards show and the concert.

Tickets: Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000

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