In conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced their 2015-16 regular-season national television schedule. Nationally, the Blackhawks will appear exclusively on NBC (including NBC and NBCSN) 12 times, the maximum allowed per the league’s national television agreement. Additionally, the Blackhawks will appear in nine non-exclusive nationally televised games, totaling a league-high 21 national appearances.
The Blackhawks’ first nationally televised game is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7, when they host the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. CT on NBCSN for their 2015 Stanley Cup Championship banner-raising ceremony.
Additionally, the following six game times have been changed (all times Central): Nov. 25 at San Jose to 9 p.m. from 9:30 p.m., Nov. 27 at Anaheim to 4 p.m. from 3 p.m., Dec. 1 vs. Minnesota to 7 p.m. from 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26 at Carolina to 6:30 p.m. from 6 p.m., Feb. 25 vs. Nashville to 7 p.m. from 7:30 p.m. and March 14 vs. Los Angeles to 7 p.m. from 7:30 p.m.
The full schedule of nationally televised games for the 2015-16 season is below. The local television schedule, including the preseason broadcast schedule, will be announced at a later date in conjunction with the Blackhawks’ exclusive rightsholders, Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV.