The World Cup of Hockey is returning in 2016 and so is ESPN as a broadcast partner with the NHL.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players Association President Don Fehr jointly announced Wednesday that ESPN has been awarded exclusive media rights in the United States to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will take place Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2016, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Bettman and Fehr also announced Rogers and TVA have been awarded the exclusive English and French media rights, respectively, in Canada.
"We are confident that all three of these broadcasters will provide the type of coverage our fans expect and deserve for an event of this magnitude," Commissioner Bettman said. "We are excited and looking forward to a spectacular World Cup."