NHL’s Regular Season Begins With Tripleheader
The NHL released its schedule on Tuesday for the 2023-24 regular season.
Games will begin on Oct. 10 with a tripleheader – highlighted by the Vegas Golden Knights raising their championship banner – broadcast exclusively on ESPN. The league agreed to a seven-year TV, streaming and media rights deal in 2021 reportedly worth around $400 million annually.
The following night’s doubleheader will air on TNT, which also signed a seven-year deal with the league in 2021.
All 32 teams will play two weeks later on Tuesday, Oct. 24, with the majority of the 16 games that day staggering every 15 minutes.
This season also marks the 20th anniversary of the first NHL regular season outdoor game, with the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames going head-to-head at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Oct. 29 as part of the 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.
Four teams – the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs – will take part in the 2023 NHL Global Series at Avicii Arena in Stockholm, Sweden between Nov. 16-19.
According to ESPN, of the 38 NHL regular season games that have been played outside of North America, 12 have been played in Stockholm.
For fans looking for a Stanley Cup Final rematch, the Florida Panthers host the Vegas Golden Knights on Dec. 23 before the teams face off in Vegas on Jan. 4.
NHL All-Star Weekend at Scotiabank Arena will pause regular season games from Feb. 1-4.
The regular-season schedule, which has 82 games per team, ends April 18.
Since the schedule released on Tuesday, the Vegas Golden Knights, Montreal Canadiens and Seattle Kraken have the highest average ticket prices.
Fans looking to attend games this season can get tickets here.