From Hogtown to Sin City

by Ryan

If you’ve been reading for a while now, you may remember that I went to the NHL Awards in Toronto last year as a seat filler. It was probably one of my favorite moments as a sports fan, and one of the most fun things to write about on the site.

Yesterday the league announced that for the next three years the NHL Awards will be held in Las Vegas. This is upsetting to say the least, as being a seatfiller for this event gets a little harder. In fact, the draw of the event was that you didn’t have to go very far to do something really cool, and that’s about gone now.

I guess it’s one and done for playing dress up in Toronto.


  1. Erin

    Got a question for you – how did you get into being a seat filler?
    I’m actually going to be vacationing in Vegas that week and trying to find out how to get involved with this ‘seat filling’

    any advice would be appreciated.

    • The full story is linked, but my girlfriend found an ad for it on Craigslist about a month before the awards. I bet that’s how they do it again this year, unless they change production companies because of the change of city. Good luck, though. I’m upset I’m not going to get the chance to do it again, it was a lot of fun.