By StephanieLee Elliott
– Sportsnet returns with three weekly national NHL nights with Hockey Night in Canada, Rogers Monday Night Hockey, and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey –
– Sportsnet becomes the first Canadian sports network available on Amazon Prime Video in Canada –
– Sportsnet delivers exclusive coverage of NHL Events, including 2023 Tim Horton’s NHL Heritage Classic and NHL All-Star Weekend presented by Rogers –
October 10, 2023 – The puck finally drops tonight with a triple header on Sportsnet as the 2023-24 NHL regular season officially gets underway. As the exclusive national NHL rights holder and Canada’s #1 sports network, Sportsnet is “here for hockey” all season long, connecting Canadians with the biggest moments in hockey across TV, audio, streaming and digital platforms.
NHL on Sportsnet – By the Numbers
- This season, Sportsnet carries more than 300 national and 192 regional broadcasts, delivering more than 1,000 hours of live NHL on Sportsnet production
- Last season the NHL on Sportsnet reached 27.2 million Canadians, or 72% of the population, with an average reach of more than 9 million viewers per week*
- Subscribers to Sportsnet+, Canada’s home for live streaming the NHL, are up 56% over the past year
- Each month, more than 4.5 million Canadians visit sportsnet.ca and 750,000+ use the Sportsnet app for the latest NHL news, updates, and live streams
Where to Watch
In addition to watching on Sportsnet on TV, NHL fans across Canada can live stream more than 1,000 national and out-of-market games available on Sportsnet+ PREMIUM (formerly SN NOW).
New this season, Amazon Prime Video users in Canada can watch live NHL hockey and all of Sportsnet’s linear programming on Sportsnet national (Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360) and regional (Sportsnet Pacific, West, East, Ontario) channels with one convenient subscription to Sportsnet on Prime Video. With this new partnership, Sportsnet becomes the first Canadian sports network available on Prime Video in Canada.
NHL on Sportsnet National Broadcasts
Beyond regional broadcasts for the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, and Toronto Maple Leafs, Sportsnet delivers three national marquee nights each week to fans from coast-to-coast:
Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey
The mid-week broadcast returns on October 11, featuring all 7 Canadian teams in action:
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs (Sportsnet and Sportsnet+)
Chris Cuthbert; Analyst: Craig Simpson ; Reporter: Kyle Bukauskas
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes (Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet+)
Play-by-play: John Bartlett; Analyst: Greg Millen ; Reporter: Shawn McKenzie
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames (Sportsnet West, and Sportsnet+)
Play-by-play: Rick Ball; Analyst: Kelly Hrudey; Reporter: Ryan Leslie
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360, and Sportsnet+)
Play-by-play: Harnarayan Singh; Analyst: Louie DeBrusk ; Reporter: Dan Murphy
The Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey panel is back with host Caroline Cameron alongside analysts Jennifer Botterill, Jamal Mayers, and Sam Cosentino
Hockey Night in Canada
The iconic national Saturday tradition premieres on October 14 with six Canadian teams hitting the ice:
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Minnesota Wild vs Toronto Maple Leafs (Sportsnet, CBC, OMNI, and Sportsnet+)
Play-by-play: Chris Cuthbert; Analyst: Craig Simpson; Reporter: Kyle Bukauskas
Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition – Studio: Randip Janda, Gurpreet Sian, Taqdeer Thindal and Amrit Gill; Play-by-play: Mantar Bhandal; Analyst: Harpreet Pandher
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Chicago Blackhawks vs Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet East, Citytv and Sportsnet+)
Play-by-play: John Bartlett; Analyst: Garry Galley; Reporter: Shawn McKenzie
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins (Sportsnet West, Citytv, and Sportsnet+)
Play-by-play: Rick Ball; Analyst: Greg Millen; Reporter: Ryan Leslie
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Vancouver Canucks vs Edmonton Oilers (Sportsnet, CBC, Citytv, OMNI, and Sportsnet+)
Play-by-play: Harnarayan Singh; Analyst: Louie DeBrusk; Reporter: Scott Oake
Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition – Play-by-play: Mantar Bhandal; Analyst: Harpreet Pandher
Ron MacLean returns as host alongside analysts Elliotte Friedman , Jennifer Botterill, Kevin Bieksa, and Kelly Hrudey.
Rogers Monday Night Hockey presented by Desjardins and Pepsi
Every Monday night, Sportsnet features the latest broadcast technology and innovations, including augmented and virtual reality features, from its state-of-the-art NHL studios powered by Rogers. Rogers Monday Night Hockey presented by Desjardins and Pepsi premieres October 16:
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Chicago Blackhawks vs Toronto Maple Leafs (Sportsnet and Sportsnet+)
Play-by-play: Chris Cuthbert; Analyst: Craig Simpson; Reporter: Shawn McKenzie
David Amber returns as host, while Colby Armstrong joins the panel alongside returning analysts Anson Carter and Cassie Campbell-Pascall, and Justin Williams makes guest appearances throughout the season
Sportsnet is set to deliver exclusive national coverage of NHL Events throughout the season, while connecting fans to unique sports experiences through Rogers partnerships with the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, and Toronto Maple Leafs:
- The 2023 Tim Horton’s NHL Heritage Classic on Oct. 29 features the Battle of Alberta, live from Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton as the Oilers take on the Calgary Flames.
- Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada returns for its 24th season on Jan. 20, complete with a hockey broadcast marathon featuring all seven Canadian teams in action, and a family-friendly celebration hosted in the heart of Victoria, BC.
- Rogers brings NHL All-Star Weekend to Toronto for the first time in 20 years, with the 2024 NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings on Feb. 2, and the 2024 Rogers NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 3.
* Source: Numeris; 2022-23 NHL regular season & playoffs (Oct 22’ – Jun 23’); Ind.2+; RSM channels; Total Canada.
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