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2016 NHL preseason begins Sunday, Sept. 25

Highlights include first NHL games at state-of-the-art arenas in Edmonton and Las Vegas @NHL

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League announced today the composite schedule for the 2016 preseason, which opens Sunday, Sept. 25.

Among the highlights of the 15-day, 106-game slate are the first NHL games at state-of-the-art arenas in Edmonton and Las Vegas.

After bidding farewell last season to Rexall Place, their home since joining the NHL in 1979-80, the Edmonton Oilers will launch the first season at their new downtown venue, Rogers Place. The Oilers will play host to four Western Conference rivals, meeting the Calgary Flames Sept. 26, Anaheim Ducks Oct. 4, Winnipeg Jets Oct. 6 and Vancouver Canucks Oct. 8.

As the new NHL franchise in Las Vegas prepares to begin play in 2017-18, its future home, the recently completed T-Mobile Arena, will stage a pair of preseason games. The Los Angeles Kings will appear in both contests, facing the Dallas Stars Oct. 7 and Colorado Avalanche Oct. 8.

The people of Lumby, B.C., winners of the Canada-wide Kraft Hockeyville competition, will celebrate the grand prize when the Oilers and Kings visit their community Oct. 2. The Oilers and Kings will face off that night in the nearby city of Vernon (broadcast in Canada on Sportsnet at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET).

The Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes then will meet Oct. 4 in the Kraft Hockeyville™ USA matchup in Marquette, Mich. (broadcast in the United States on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET).

Other neutral sites playing host to preseason games are Allentown, Pa. (New Jersey vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 28); Bridgeport, Conn. (Washington vs. NY Islanders, Oct. 1); Halifax, N.S. (Ottawa vs. Toronto, Sept. 26); Hamilton, Ont. (Detroit vs. Toronto, Oct. 7); Kansas City, Mo. (Washington vs. St. Louis, Oct. 5); London, Ont. (Dallas vs. Florida, Oct. 2); Quebec City, Que. (Boston vs. Montreal, Oct. 4); St. Catharines, Ont. (Buffalo vs. Toronto, Sept. 29); Saskatoon, Sask. (Toronto vs. Ottawa, Oct. 4); Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (Buffalo vs. Carolina, Oct. 5); State College, Pa., on the campus of Penn State University (Minnesota vs. Buffalo, Sept. 26); and West Point, N.Y., on the campus of the United States Military Academy (New Jersey vs. Florida, Oct. 8).

The 2016-17 NHL regular season opens Wednesday, Oct. 12.


Columbus (split-squad) at St. Louis (split-squad), 1 p.m.
St. Louis (split-squad) at Columbus (split-squad), 7 p.m.


Ottawa vs. Toronto, at Halifax, N.S. (Scotiabank Centre), 6 p.m.
Columbus at Boston, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia (split-squad) at New Jersey (split-squad), 7 p.m.
Philadelphia (split-squad) at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Buffalo, at State College, Pa. (Pegula Ice Arena, Penn State), 7 p.m.
New Jersey (split-squad) at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Calgary (split-squad) at Edmonton (split-squad), 9 p.m.
Edmonton (split-squad) at Calgary (split-squad), 9 p.m.
Los Angeles (split-squad) at Arizona (split-squad), 10 p.m.
Arizona (split-squad) at Los Angeles (split-squad), 10:30 p.m.


Nashville at Florida (split-squad doubleheader), 3:30 and 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
NY Islanders (split-squad) at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
NY Islanders (split-squad) at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m.
New Jersey vs. Philadelphia, at Allentown, Pa. (PPL Center), 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.


New Jersey at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Toronto, at St. Catharines, Ont. (Meridian Centre), 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.


Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Arizona at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Montreal at Ottawa, 3 p.m.
Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
NY Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Washington vs. NY Islanders, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m.
St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Arizona, 10 p.m.


Dallas vs. Florida, at London, Ont. (Budweiser Gardens), 3 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles (split-squad) at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles (split-squad) vs. Edmonton, at Vernon, B.C. (Kal Tire Place), 9 p.m.


NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at Washington, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


NY Rangers at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
Boston vs. Montreal, at Quebec City, Que. (Centre Vidéotron), 7 p.m.
Carolina vs. Buffalo, at Marquette, Mich. (Lakeview Arena), 7 p.m.
Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Florida at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Toronto vs. Ottawa, at Saskatoon, Sask. (SaskTel Centre), 9:30 p.m.


NY Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Carolina, at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. (Essar Centre), 7 p.m.
Washington vs. St. Louis, at Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center), 8 p.m.
Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Arizona at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Boston at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Detroit vs. Toronto, at Hamilton, Ont. (FirstOntario Centre), 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas vs. Los Angeles, at Las Vegas, Nev. (T-Mobile Arena), 10 p.m.
San Jose at Arizona, 10 p.m.


Columbus at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.
Philadelphia at Boston, 5 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
New Jersey vs. Florida, at West Point, N.Y. (Tate Rink, U.S. Military Academy), 7 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Colorado vs. Los Angeles, at Las Vegas, Nev. (T-Mobile Arena), 10 p.m.


NY Islanders at Washington, 5 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

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