The NHL preseason schedule was announced Wednesday. It’s a 15-day day, 106-game slate that kicks off September 25 with the St. Louis Blues facing the Columbus Blue Jackets in two split-squad games.
Highlighting the preseason are 16 games taking place at neutral sites. Those include two Kraft Hockeyville games and a pair of tilts at NCAA arenas.
Also in that full slate are the first-ever NHL games at two brand new arenas. The Edmonton Oilers will make their debut at Rogers Place on September 26 with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. The other arena being christened in the preseason will be Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, future home of the Las Vegas [name to be determined at a later date].
List of Neutral Site Games
Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sept. 26
Minnesota Wild vs. Buffalo Sabres at Pegula Ice Arena in State College, Pa. on Sept. 26
Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers at PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Sept. 28
Sabres vs. Maple Leafs at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario on Sept. 29
Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., on Oct. 1
Dallas Stars vs. Panthers at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, on Oct. 2
Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings at Kal Tire Place in Vernon, British Columbia on Oct. 2
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec, on Oct. 4
Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Lakeview Arena in Marquette, Mich. on Oct. 4
Maple Leafs vs. Senators at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 4
Capitals vs. St. Louis Blues at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 5
Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on Oct. 5
Los Angeles Kings vs. Dallas Stars at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 7
Detroit Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs at First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Oct. 7
Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 8
New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers at U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. on Oct. 8
See the full NHL preseason schedule here.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.