Some great NHL news has been released for the upcoming 2023-24 NHL season. Key dates include when opening night starts, the announcement of the Winter Classic 2024 edition, the NHL trade deadline, and the 2024 NHL draft.
The Melbourne global series takes place in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena on September 23 & 24, 2023. These will be preseason games that feature the Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings.
NHL opening night is Tuesday, October 10, 2023
The NHL season opens with a triple header.
Game 1: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators at 5:30 PM ET on ESPN
Game 2: Chicago Blackhawks vs Pittsburgh Penguins at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN
Game 3: Vegas Golden Knights vs Seattle Kraken at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN
2023 NHL Heritage Classic
The 2023 Heritage Classic features the Edmonton Oilers hosting the Calgary Flames at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.
2023 NHL Global Series in Sweden
The NHL is returning to Sweden and there will be four teams playing two regular-season games each.
Thursday, November 16 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST: Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators
Friday, November 17 20:00 CET / 2:00 PM EST: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Detroit Red Wings
Saturday, November 18 17:00 CET / 11:00 AM EST: Minnesota Wild vs Ottawa Senators
Sunday, November 19 14:00 CET / 8:00 AM EST: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Minnesota Wild
2024 NHL Winter Classic
The 2024 Winter Classic will be played on January 1, 2024, at T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington between the Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights.2024 All-Star game
The NHL All-Star weekend will be held on February 2-3, 2024 that will be hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The NHL Skills Competition will take place on February 2, followed by the All-Star Game on February 3.
2024 Stadium Series
The 2024 Stadium Series will be played on February 17, 2024, at MetLife Stadium between the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers.
NHL Trade Deadline 2024
With everything getting back to normal this NHL season, the NHL trade deadline will be on Friday, March 1, 2024.
End of the 2024 NHL Regular Season
The NHL season ends on April 12th, 2024, and will feature 30 of the 32 teams in-game action.
Start of the 2024 NHL Playoffs
To be determined, but it is looking like the first NHL playoff game for 2024 will be on Monday, April 15, 2024.
NHL Awards 2024
No NHL news on what city will be hosting the NHL awards.
NHL Draft 2024
The NHL Draft 2024 host is to be determined.
NHL Buyout Period 2024
To be determined.
NHL Free Agency Period 2024
NHL free agency 2024 will start on July 1, 2024, at 12:00PM ET.