las_vegas_shootoutBoston Bruins Vice President Cam Neely will be one of a number of current and former NHL stars who will compete in the first ever NHL Charity Shootout presented by PokerStars.net June 17 in Las Vegas on the eve of the NHL Awards Show.

Neely, Pat LaFontaine and Luc Robitaille will be among the NHL legends in the tournament, while current NHL stars Alexander Ovechkin, Roberto Luongo and Mike Richards will be also be competing in addition to some of the biggest names in professional poker.

Play will begin with a round of No Limit Texas Hold’em in a shootout format in which each table plays down to a single winner. The surviving players will move on to play for incredible prizes adding up to more than $150,000 for charity. A portion of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House of Las Vegas as well as the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund. Each participating NHL player will receive $2,000 for a designated charity of his choice.