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Discover® Partners With NHL® To Present NHL Trophy Showcase For Fans At 2015 NHL® All-Star Weekend

January 20, 2015

Fans Attending 2015 NHL Fan Fair™ will be Treated like Champions, Take Photos with the Stanley Cup® and Other Historic Trophies

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2015-- In conjunction with the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend, Discover, the Official Credit Card Partner of the NHL®, is presenting the NHL Trophy Showcase for fans attending the 2015 NHL Fan Fair™.

From January 23-25, fans attending the 2015 NHL Fan Fair™ at the Greater Columbus Convention Center can visit the NHL Trophy Showcase presented by Discover to take a personal photo with the Stanley Cup® and see other historic trophies including, the Prince of Wales Trophy (Eastern Conference Champion), Clarence S. Campbell Bowl (Western Conference Champion), and the Presidents’ Trophy (Best Overall Regular Season Record). The activation is the first time fans attending an NHL All-Star Game have had access to these trophies since 2012.

“Discover and the NHL are excited to reward hockey fans with the opportunity to see the NHL prestigious trophies and take a picture with the Stanley Cup at the NHL Fan Fair,” said Jennifer Murillo, Vice President of Brand Communications for Discover.

The NHL Trophy Showcase presented by Discover is open during the following times:

  • Friday, Jan. 23: 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 24: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 25: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Discover is an official partner with the NHL and their commitment to the NHL provides opportunities to engage with U.S. hockey fans nationwide and develop exclusive hockey-themed rewards and experiences across special NHL events, including the 2015 Honda NHL® All-Star Game. Discover cardmembers also receive an exclusive discount when shopping on Shop.NHL.com and at Official NHL All-Star retail locations in Columbus.

The Stanley Cup is the oldest and most recognized trophy in professional sports. It was crafted in Sheffield, England in the late 1800s and was first presented in 1893. It is the only trophy in professional sports that is passed along from player to player in the summer their team wins it. The Stanley Cup travels close to 300 days per year and has logged more than 800,000 miles in travel since the 2000-01 NHL season, including trips to Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Japan, Austria, Germany, Italy, England, Belarus, Ukraine, Belgium, Afghanistan, Dubai, France, the Bahamas and the Arctic Circle. It is made of silver and nickel alloy, weighs 35 pounds and stands at three feet tall. There is only one Stanley Cup, authenticated by the seal of the Hockey Hall of Fame in the bottom of the Cup. This seal can be seen when winning players lift the Cup over their heads.

About Discover

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.

About the NHL

The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters, vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Every year the NHL entertains more than 250 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 10 million fans on its social platforms; and more than 300 million fans online at NHL.com. In Canada, the 2014-15 season marks the beginning of a landmark 12-year broadcast and multimedia agreement with Rogers Communications, which includes national rights to NHL games on all platforms in all languages. In the U.S., the NHL is in the fourth season of its 10-year agreement with NBC and NBCSN, the 10th consecutive season both networks have served as national television partners. The NHL is committed to giving back to the community with programs including: Hockey is for Everyone™, which supports nonprofit youth hockey organizations across North America; Hockey Fights Cancer™, raising money for local and national cancer organizations; NHL Green™, which is committed to pursuing sustainable business practices; and a partnership with the You Can Play Project, which is committed to supporting the LGBT community and fighting homophobia in sports. The NHL received three 2014 Sports Business Awards: “Sports League of the Year,” “Sports Executive of the Year” recognizing Commissioner Gary Bettman, and “Sports Event of the Year” for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. For more information, visit NHL.com.

NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and NHL Fan Fair name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League.

© NHL 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Source: Discover Financial Services

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