Honda Renews NHL Sponsorship Through '21-22 Season
The NHL and Honda have renewed their long-standing partnership through the '21-22 season, as the brand remains the league’s official automotive partner in the U.S. and Canada. Honda’s partnership with the NHL initiated at the beginning of the '07-08 season, first domestically and then expanding to Canada in '14-15. Terms of the renewal were not disclosed. Through the league relationship, Honda will continue as title sponsor of NHL All-Star Weekend and will be one of the in-ice presenting partners of the Winter Classic, Stadium Series and Heritage Classic. Additionally, during the regular season and playoffs, the company will have brand visibility on dasherboards for all nationally televised games in the U.S. Honda also will be tied to the NHL’s esports initiative.
“What we love about Honda, candidly, is they are a model partner for us,” said NHL Group VP/Partnership Marketing Evin Dobson. “They step up and activate in all of the ways we’d want them to. They are present with our clubs, they spend generously with our media partners on a local and national level and they have a presence at some of our crown jewel events.” The partnership structure largely remains the same, and Dobson said, “That’s a tribute to both parties as we’ve found the right playbook, if you will, that enables Honda to extract extra value.”
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