The Anaheim Ducks will play playing in Helsinki, Finland at the Hartwall-Areena against the Buffalo Sabres. Before the Ducks will faceoff against the Sabres they will play against the arenas SM-liiga occupant Jokerit on October 4, 2011 at 6:30 local time.
According to Juha Hiitelä Buffalo and Anaheim will play each other once or twice at Hartwall-Areena in Helsinki.
Jokerit has seen its share of alumni move onto the NHL including:
and of course current Anaheim Duck Teemu Selänne – which brings a new dynamic into the will or wont he retire at the end of this season debate.
Also the current GM for Jokerit Jarmo Kekäläinen was a former assistant GM for the St. Louis Blues.
According to Magnus Nyström from the Swedish Expressen the New York Rangers are heading to Stockholm, Sweden to start their season at the Globen.