The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced their schedule for the franchise’s 100th season, with this year’s campaign commencing in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 12 before the team holds its home opener at Air Canada Centre against Boston on Saturday, October 15.
The Maple Leafs will host the first-ever NHL Centennial Classic™, an outdoor regular-season game at BMO Field in Toronto, against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, January 1.
Click here to view the Maple Leafs 2016-17 schedule in its entirety.
The Maple Leafs also announced today that the hockey club will return to Halifax, Nova Scotia to begin its 2016 training camp and host a preseason game at Scotiabank Centre. The Maple Leafs will play eight preseason games in total, with their other three home games taking place in St. Catharines, Toronto and Hamilton.
Further details, including additional plans for the 100th season, single-game ticket availability, broadcast information, and the training camp schedule will be released at a later date.
•Longest home stand: Five games – December 11 to 19
•Longest road stretch: Six games – January 25 to February 6
•Number of back-to-back games: 18
•Busiest months: November, February and March – 14 games
•Busiest home months: November and February – 8 games
•Busiest road month: March – 8 games
•Busiest day of the week: Saturday – 22 games
MAPLE LEAFS 2016-17 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN
Total number of back-to-back games: 18
Home game, followed by home game: 1Home game, followed by road game: 4
Road game, followed by home game: 5Road game, followed by road game:8