Retired hockey players have a new venue to continue playing competitively.
With Pavel Bure serving as the chairman, the World Legends Hockey League has gotten its letter of intent approved by several European hockey federations, per Eurohockey.com and SI.com. IIHF president Rene Fasel has also voiced his support of the new organization.
The league is for players that are at least 45 years old and have played internationally in an IIHF tournament. The participating nations for the first season will be Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, and Slovakia. Players from the United States and Canada will also take part in an all-star game being organized to celebrate the new league.
After the all-star game in October, the league will formally begin play in November and run through January.
Naturally the list of potential participants for this event is alluring as it might attract the likes of Dominik Hasek, Teemu Selanne, and Nicklas Lidstrom.