The Ottawa Senators will host the Montreal Canadiens in an outdoor NHL game at TD Place on December 16.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement at a news conference Friday morning at the Château Laurier in Ottawa. It will be the league's 23rd outdoor game, and will coincide with both Canada's 150th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the NHL.

"Every one of [the outdoor games] has created a wealth of memories for our teams, their players, their families, and our fans," Bettman said. "We expect more of the same at Lansdowne Park, and we look forward to seeing you there."

Dubbed the Scotiabank NHL 100 Classic, the outdoor game at TD Place will bring together two of the league's original teams, who squared in Ottawa off for the first time on Dec. 19, 1917.