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New York Rangers Favorite Nick Fotiu To Host Viewing Party at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino on Friday

TOP AND GTHMB - American professional hockey player Nick Fotiu of the New York Rangers skates on the ice without a helmet near the goal during a home game, Madison Square Garden, New York City, January 1982. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images) Original Filename: 56716909.jpg

Nick Fotiu, the beloved New York Rangers fan favorite forward and Staten Island native, will host a viewing party at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino this Friday, December 8th, as the “Broadway Blueshirts” take on the Washington Capitals.

Fotiu will meet and greet fans, sign autographs and take photos beginning at 6:30 p.m. The first native New Yorker to play for the Rangers will watch the pivotal Eastern Conference Atlantic Division match up with faithful fans. Opening face off in Washington is at 7:00 p.m.

Dan Rooney’s features over 40 large screen TVs with upscale pub food and cold brews available for purchase. Along with food and drink specials, a Rangers trivia contest will be held, as well as giveaways, including two tickets to a Rangers game.

Empire City is providing round trip bus service from Madison Square Garden. Those interested should email empirecitycasinoviewingparty@msg.com to reserve their spot.

Empire City continues to bring New York’s favorite athletes to the casino. Yankees World Champion Tino Martinez, Giants Super Bowl champs Lawrence Taylor and Mark Bavaro, and Mets World Series pitcher Bobby Ojeda are among the stars who have appeared this year.

About Nick Fotiu: signed with his hometown Rangers in 1976, and endeared himself to fans in his role as an enforcer. He played with the Rangers until 1979, when he was claimed by the Hartford Whalers in the NHL Expansion Draft. Fotiu was traded back to the Rangers in 1980, and was with the team for five more seasons.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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