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Coyotes Announce 2016-17 Schedule

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes President & CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today the Coyotes schedule for the 2016-17 National Hockey League season. The Coyotes will play a total of 82 regular season games (41 home and 41 away), as well as eight preseason games (three home and five away). The Coyotes open their 20th year in the Valley of the Sun at Gila River Arena on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6:00 p.m. against Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Once again some of the NHL’s biggest stars will visit Gila River Arena this season, including: Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks (Nov. 1, Nov. 19 and Feb. 18); Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins (Nov. 12); Henrik and Daniel Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks (Nov. 23, Jan. 26 and Apr. 6); Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers (Nov. 25 and Dec. 21); Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings (Dec. 1 and Jan. 31); Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames (Dec. 8 and Dec. 19); Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars (Dec. 27); Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (Dec. 29); John Tavares and the New York Islanders (Jan. 7); Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks (Jan. 14 and Feb. 20); Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning (Jan. 21); Jaromir Jagr and the Florida Panthers (Jan. 23); Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks (Feb. 2); Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (Feb. 9); Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins (Feb. 11); Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators (Mar. 9); Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings (Mar. 16); Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues (Mar. 18 and Mar. 29); Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (Mar. 31) and Ryan Suter, Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild (Apr. 8).

START TIMES

The start time for all weekday home games will be 7:00 p.m. with the exception of Nov. 23 vs. Vancouver (8:00 p.m.), Dec. 21 vs. Edmonton (7:30 p.m.) and Mar. 29 vs. St. Louis (7:30 p.m.). All Saturday home games at Gila River Arena will start at 6:00 p.m. The Coyotes will have two Sunday home games: vs. Buffalo on Feb. 26 and vs. Carolina on Mar. 5. Both contests will start at 6:30 p.m.

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

The NHL’s scheduling format will see the Coyotes play five games each against Pacific Division rivals Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, San Jose and Vancouver. The Coyotes will also face Anaheim four times for a total of 29 division contests. Arizona will face the remaining seven Western Conference teams three times each for a total of 21 games. In addition, the Coyotes will play each of the 16 Eastern Conference teams twice, once at home and once on the road.

The Coyotes’ season-long home stands are both five games: Dec. 19-29 and Jan. 21-Feb. 2. The team will embark on a season-long six-game road trip against Ottawa (Oct. 18), Montreal (Oct. 20), N.Y. Islanders (Oct. 21), N.Y. Rangers (Oct. 23), New Jersey (Oct. 25) and Philadelphia (Oct. 27).

Arizona will once again host every Original Six team at Gila River Arena: Boston (Nov. 12), Toronto (Dec. 23), New York Rangers (Dec. 29), Chicago (Feb. 2), Montreal (Feb. 9) and Detroit (Mar. 16).

PRESEASON SCHEDULE

The Coyotes’ eight-game preseason slate will open on Monday, Sept. 26 with a split squad matchup against Los Angeles. Game time at Gila River Arena will be determined and is 7:30 p.m. at STAPLES Center. Arizona will then play consecutive road games at Anaheim (Sept. 27) and San Jose (Sept. 30) before returning home to host Anaheim on Oct. 1. The Coyotes will play road games at Vancouver (Oct. 3) and at Calgary (Oct. 5) before returning home on Friday, Oct. 7 to conclude their 2016 preseason at Gila River Arena against San Jose at 7:00 p.m.

ALL-STAR BREAK

The Coyotes will break for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game from Jan. 27-30. The midseason showcase will be held Jan. 29 in Los Angeles, Calif., at STAPLES Center.

BYE WEEK

Arizona will take its bye week from Jan. 8-12 when the team will have five days in between games.

COYOTES 2016-17 FULL SEASON TICKETS START AS LOW AS $946 PER SEAT

The Coyotes also announced that 2016-17 full season tickets are on sale now. In addition, the Coyotes are currently taking deposits for half season (22-game) plans that will go on sale Friday, June 24 at the NHL Draft Viewing Party at Gila River Arena. The Coyotes will also offer partial season ticket packages later this summer that will allow fans to customize their package while receiving significant price savings and select benefits.

All Coyotes full and half season tickets come with priority seating for 2017 playoff tickets along with other unique benefits. For more information on Coyotes tickets, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit ArizonaCoyotes.com.

HOME DATES TO REMEMBER

• Oct. 15: Season opener against Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers at Gila River Arena.

• Oct. 29: Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche come to the Valley.

• Nov. 1: Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks make their first visit to Glendale.

• Nov. 12: Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and the Boston Bruins visit Gila River Arena.

• Nov. 23: The Vancouver Canucks, led by Henrik and Daniel Sedin, travel to Arizona.

• Nov. 25: The Coyotes host Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers.

• Dec. 1: Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings come to the Valley.

• Dec. 8: Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Giordano and the Calgary Flames visit Gila River Arena.

• Dec. 23: The Toronto Maple Leafs make their only visit to Glendale.

• Dec. 27: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars make their only visit in Arizona.

• Dec. 29: The Coyotes host Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.

• Jan. 7: The New York Islanders, led by John Tavares, visit Gila River Arena.

• Jan. 14: Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks make their first visit to Glendale.

• Jan. 21: The Coyotes host the Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

• Feb 2: The Chicago Blackhawks, led by Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, make their only stop in Arizona.

• Feb: 9:  P.K. Subban, Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens visit Arizona.

• Feb. 11: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins come to Gila River Arena.

• March 16: Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings come to the Valley.

• March 18: The Coyotes take on Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues.

• March 31: The Washington Capitals, led by Alex Ovechkin, make their only trip to Glendale.

• April 8: The Coyotes host Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild in the regular season finale.

PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Mon., Sept. 26: LOS ANGELES, TBD*
Mon., Sept. 26: at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.*
Tues., Sept. 27: at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 30: at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 1: ANAHEIM, 6 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 3: at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 5: at Calgary, 6 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 7: SAN JOSE, 7 p.m.
*Split squad

REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

OCTOBER
Sat., Oct. 15: PHILADELPHIA, 6 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 18: at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 20: at Montreal, 4:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 21: at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 23: at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 25: at New Jersey, 4 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 27: at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 29: COLORADO, 6 p.m.

NOVEMBER
Tue., Nov. 1: SAN JOSE, 7 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 3: NASHVILLE, 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 4: at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 8: at Colorado, 7 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 10: WINNIPEG, 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 12: BOSTON, 6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 16: at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 17: at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 19: SAN JOSE, 6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 23: VANCOUVER, 8 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 25: EDMONTON, 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 27: at Edmonton, 1 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 29: at San Jose, 8 p.m.

DECEMBER
Thu., Dec. 1: LOS ANGELES, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3: COLUMBUS, 6 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 5: at Columbus, 5 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 6: at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 8: CALGARY, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 10: NASHVILLE, 6 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 12: at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 13: at Detroit, 5:30 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 15: at Toronto, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 17: at Minnesota, 12 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 19: CALGARY, 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 21: EDMONTON, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 23: TORONTO, 7 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 27: DALLAS, 7 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 29: N.Y. RANGERS, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 31: at Calgary, 8 p.m.

JANUARY
Wed., Jan. 4: at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 6: at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 7: N.Y. ISLANDERS, 6 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 13: WINNIPEG, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 14: ANAHEIM, 6 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 16: at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 18: at Winnipeg, 5:30 p.m
Thu., Jan. 19: at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 21: TAMPA BAY, 6 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 23: FLORIDA, 7 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 26: VANCOUVER, 7 p.m.
Tue., Jan. 31: LOS ANGELES, 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY
Thu., Feb. 2: CHICAGO, 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 4: at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.
Thu., Feb. 9: MONTREAL, 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 11: PITTSBURGH, 6 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 13: at Calgary, 7 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 14: at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Thu., Feb. 16: at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 18: SAN JOSE, 6 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 20: ANAHEIM, 7 p.m.
Thu., Feb. 23: at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 24: at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 26: BUFFALO, 6:30 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 28: at Boston, 5 p.m.

MARCH
Thu., March 2: at Buffalo, 5 p.m.
Fri., March 3: at Carolina, 5:30 p.m.
Sun., March 5: CAROLINA, 6:30 p.m.
Thu., March 9: OTTAWA, 7 p.m.
Sat., March 11: NEW JERSEY, 6 p.m.
Mon., March 13: COLORADO, 7 p.m.
Tue., March 14: at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Thu., March 16: DETROIT, 7 p.m.
Sat., March 18: ST. LOUIS, 6 p.m.
Mon., March 20: at Nashville, 5 p.m.
Tue., March 21: at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m.
Thu., March 23: at Florida, 4:30 p.m.
Sat., March 25: at Washington, 4 p.m.
Mon., March 27: at St. Louis, 5 p.m.
Wed., March 29: ST. LOUIS, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., March 31: WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

APRIL
Sun., April 2: at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Tue., April 4: at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Thu., April 6: VANCOUVER, 7 p.m.
Sat., April 8: MINNESOTA, 6 p.m.

MONTH: HOME-AWAY
OCTOBER: 2-6
NOVEMBER: 7-6
DECEMBER: 9-7
JANUARY: 7-5
FEBRUARY: 6-7
MARCH: 8-8
APRIL: 2-2

DAY: HOME-AWAY
SUNDAY: 2-3
MONDAY: 4-6
TUESDAY: 3-11
WEDNESDAY: 3-3
THURSDAY: 11-9
FRIDAY: 4-5
SATURDAY: 14-4

OPPONENT: HOME-AWAY
ANAHEIM: 2-2
BOSTON: 1-1
BUFFALO: 1-1
CALGARY: 2-3
CAROLINA: 1-1
CHICAGO: 1-2
COLORADO: 2-1
COLUMBUS: 1-1
DALLAS: 1-2
DETROIT: 1-1
EDMONTON: 2-3
FLORIDA: 1-1
LOS ANGELES: 2-3
MINNESOTA: 1-2
MONTREAL: 1-1
NASHVILLE: 2-1
NEW JERSEY: 1-1
N.Y. ISLANDERS: 1-1
N.Y. RANGERS: 1-1
OTTAWA: 1-1
PHILADELPHIA: 1-1
PITTSBURGH: 1-1
ST. LOUIS: 2-1
SAN JOSE: 3-2
TAMPA BAY: 1-1
TORONTO: 1-1
VANCOUVER: 3-2
WASHINGTON: 1-1
WINNIPEG: 2-1

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