Bryan Adams rocked Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park on Saturday when he performed at the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic.
The Kingston-born singer/song-writer appeared at the December 16 outdoor game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens during its second intermission, singing some of his classic, hit songs.
Saturday’s game celebrated the 100th anniversary of the League’s first game played on December 19, 1917.
Adams’s performance marked his return to the NHL stage, having also entertained 40,000 fans at the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic on January 1 at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium.
“Bryan Adams was a fitting choice to open our year-long NHL Centennial Celebration in Toronto earlier this year,” said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, when announcing Bryan’s appearance. “As we bring the NHL Centennial Celebration to a close, we are excited to have Bryan join us again in Ottawa for an exciting finale to an historic year.”
Check out this snippet of video posted by an audience member, followed by some Twitter posts about the Bryan’s appearance.
Bryan Adams is hands down the best act an nhl outdoor game has ever had
— Pat Horan (@BucHorno) December 17, 2017
bryan adams singing “heaven” at the nhl 100 classic is the single greatest christmas gift the universe could have given me this year.
— 🎄c a r m e l a🎄 (@carmelagcirillo) December 17, 2017
Bryan Adams just killed it at the NHL Classic Hockey Game, played outside in Ottawa! #NHL100CLASSIC !
— Shirley G (@northerngl) December 17, 2017
NHL continues to show they know how to appeal to younger audiences with yet another performance from a favorite of millennials… Bryan Adams!
— Bam Bam Baklava (@ZestyItalian7) December 17, 2017
— 🎶Cory Sundelin🎸😉 (@SundelinCory) December 17, 2017
Tonight I watched two Canadian NHL teams play outdoor hockey in -1000° weather, and saw Mario Lemieux, Guy Lafleur, Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, and Bryan Adams in person… I think I leveled up as a Canadian, but I still can’t feel my butt.
— Bianca (@thatbianca) December 17, 2017
Bryan was also on social media Saturday night, first posting a video of the Ottawa skyline before the show (click/tap to view) and then a photo of himself with hockey legend Guy Lafleur, Prime Minister Trudeau, and Trudeau’s oldest son Xavier.
Tonight we’re performing three songs live -outside- in the frozen north of Ottawa, Canada for the NHL 100 Classic. It’s currently-9 celsius and will be -13 by the time we hit the stage. (It feels like minus -16 already.) What do you expect from a Canadian?! 🇨🇦 #nhlclassic #nhl #ottawa #canada #bryanadamsultimate