NHL 2021-22 Preseason is underway! NHL’s newest franchise, Seattle Kragen enters league

The Kraken will take to the ice for their historic first NHL contest on Sept. 26 when they meet their new Pacific Division rivals, the Vancouver Canucks, in Spokane, Wash. The game is the first of three ‘home’ preseason games the Kraken will play across their home state, followed by stops in Everett (vs. the Edmonton Oilers, Oct. 1) and Kent (vs. the Calgary Flames, Oct. 2). The team will donate a portion of ticket revenue to One Roof Foundation with a goal of raising over $500,000 to expand youth access to hockey.

The Kraken will play their highly-anticipated first game at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle for their regular-season home opener on Oct. 23 vs. Vancouver.

The New York Islanders, who are set to play their inaugural game at their new home, UBS Arena, for their regular-season home opener on Nov. 20 vs. Calgary, also will play a regional preseason home schedule. The Islanders will have three home contests in Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), home of their AHL-affiliate Bridgeport Islanders, playing host to the New Jersey Devils (Oct. 2), Philadelphia Flyers (Oct. 5) and New York Rangers (Oct. 9).

Neutral-site preseason games also will be played in Abbotsford, B.C. (Calgary vs. Vancouver, Sept. 27); Independence, Mo. (Chicago vs. St. Louis, Oct. 2); Orlando, Fla. (Florida vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 5) and Salt Lake City, Utah (Los Angeles vs. Vegas, Sept. 30).

More than 60 percent of the preseason schedule will feature an intra-division matchup. After temporarily realigning in 2020-21 because of COVID-19, the NHL returns to its previous divisional alignment for 2021-22, with the Metropolitan Division and Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference and the Central Division and Pacific Division in the Western Conference. The Arizona Coyotes move to the Central Division while the Kraken join the Pacific Division.

2021-22 NHL PRESEASON SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

For all neutral-site games, designated road team listed first

SATURDAY, SEPT. 25

Montreal at Toronto, 2 p.m.

Minnesota at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 26

Nashville at Florida (split-squad doubleheader), 2 and 6 p.m.

Boston at Washington, 5 p.m.

NY Islanders at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

San Jose (split squad) at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Vancouver vs. Seattle, at Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena), 9 p.m.

San Jose (split squad) at Vegas, 10 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 27

Toronto at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Arizona, 10 p.m.

Calgary vs. Vancouver, at Abbotsford, B.C. (Abbotsford Centre), 10 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 28

Boston at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.

NY Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Seattle at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Colorado at Vegas, 10 p.m.

Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29

New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Florida at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Seattle at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 30

Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Buffalo at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Vegas vs. Los Angeles, at Salt Lake City, Utah (Vivint Arena), 10 p.m.

San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 1

Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

NY Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Florida, 7 p.m.

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m.

Edmonton vs. Seattle, at Everett, Wash. (Angel of the Winds Arena), 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 2

Anaheim at Arizona, 6 p.m.

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

NY Rangers at Boston, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Detroit, 7 p.m.

New Jersey vs. NY Islanders, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Chicago vs. St. Louis, at Independence, Mo. (Cable Dahmer Arena), 8 p.m.

Calgary vs. Seattle, at Kent, Wash. (Accesso ShowWare Center), 10 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCT. 3

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Winnipeg at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

MONDAY, OCT. 4

Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 5

Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. NY Islanders, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.

Florida vs. Tampa Bay, at Orlando, Fla. (Amway Center), 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Vegas at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Seattle at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Arizona at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6

Washington at Boston, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 7

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

NY Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Florida at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Colorado at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Arizona at Vegas, 10 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 8

Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m.

Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 9

Detroit at Buffalo, 3 p.m.

Carolina at Nashville, 4 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Florida, 6 p.m.

Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Colorado, 7 p.m.

NY Rangers vs. NY Islanders, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.

Vegas at San Jose, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

For the latest schedule information, visit NHL.com/schedule.

COURTESY NHLmedia.com

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