NHL Announces 2023-24 Regular-Season Schedule

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Banner Raising Ceremony in Las Vegas, Four Teams Playing Games in Sweden, Outdoor Games in Edmonton, Seattle and New Jersey, and All-Star Weekend in Toronto Among 2023-24 Season Highlights

NEW YORK (June 27, 2023) – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today the 2023-24 regular-season schedule, which will commence Tuesday, Oct. 10 with a tripleheader broadcast exclusively on ESPN, highlighted by the Vegas Golden Knights raising their first Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the Seattle Kraken at T-Mobile Arena at 10:30 p.m. ET.


The other games on Oct. 10 include the Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning at 5:30 p.m. ET and the Chicago Blackhawks versus the Pittsburgh Penguins at 8 p.m. ET.


The following night, Wednesday, Oct. 11, will feature TNT’s season debut with a doubleheader featuring the Chicago Blackhawks visiting the Boston Bruins at 7:30 p.m. ET and the LA Kings hosting the Colorado Avalanche at 10 p.m. ET.


Wednesday, Oct. 11 will also have all seven Canadian teams in action and includes the Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET); Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET); Winnipeg Jets at Calgary Flames (10 p.m. ET); and Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET). All four games will be broadcast on Sportsnet.


The 1,312-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude April 18. A complete listing of each team’s 2023-24 regular-season schedule is attached.

2023-24 NHL Regular-Season Schedule Notable Dates


On Sunday, Oct. 29, the 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ will feature the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames outdoors at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, which is the home of the CFL’s Edmonton Elks. The game will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first NHL regular-season outdoor game.


Four teams will participate in the 2023 NHL Global Series™ – Sweden and play regular-season games in Stockholm. The Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs are set to face off in a slate of four regular-season games to take place Nov. 16-19 at Avicii Arena. These games will mark the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th games played in Stockholm, which has hosted more NHL regular-season games than any other city outside of North America.


A rematch of the 2023 Stanley Cup® Final will take place on Dec. 23 when the Florida Panthers host the Golden Knights. In addition, Vegas will host Florida on Jan. 4.


On Monday, Jan. 1, the 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will showcase the Kraken and Golden Knights for an outdoor regular-season game at the home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, T-Mobile Park, in Seattle. The game continues the tradition the League established in 2008 of hosting a regular-season outdoor game at the onset of the new year.


Saturday, Jan. 20 will mark Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada and will feature all seven Canadian teams in action.


The League’s regular-season schedule will pause from Feb. 1-4 when the world’s top players gather in Toronto for NHL All-Star Weekend at Scotiabank Arena, which will include the 2024 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings and the 2024 Honda (U.S.) / Rogers (Canada) NHL All-Star Game.


The 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ will take place Feb. 17-18 at MetLife Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New York Jets and New York Football Giants. The event will feature four teams – the Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and New York Islanders – in two NHL regular-season outdoor games. On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Devils will play host to the Flyers, and on Sunday, Feb. 18 the Rangers will face off against the Islanders.


The 2023-24 regular season will conclude Thursday, April 18.


ESPN, Turner Sports, Sportsnet and TVA Sports are the NHL’s national broadcast partners for the 2023-24 season and will provide comprehensive coverage throughout the season. Complete broadcast details will be announced when available.


Tickets are available for purchase to the 2023 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic and 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic. Ticketing information for additional NHL Events will be announced a later date. Fans can sign up for news and information for all NHL Events by clicking here.


Reminder: Scheduling Matrix

Each Division Has Eight Teams


Games Within Division

5 teams x 2 home / 2 away (Subtotal 10 home / 10 away)

1 team x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 2 home / 1 away)

1 team x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 1 home / 2 away)


Games Within Conference (Non-Division)

4 teams x 2 home / 1 away (Subtotal 8 home / 4 away)

4 teams x 1 home / 2 away (Subtotal 4 home / 8 away)


Non-Conference Games

16 teams x 1 home / 1 away (Subtotal 16 home / 16 away)


Grand Total – 82 Games

41 home / 41 away







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