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NHL preseason schedule released

Golden Knights play first game Sept. 17; Kings, Canucks in China on Sept. 21 and 23

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- The first NHL games played in China, the debut of the Vegas Golden Knights and the opening of Little Caesars Arena, the new home of the Detroit Red Wings, highlight the 2017 NHL composite preseason schedule. The 16-day, 109-game slate begins Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will face off in the first NHL games ever staged in China as part of the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging. The two-game series between the Kings and Canucks will be played on Sept. 21 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai (7:30 p.m. local/7:30 a.m., ET, SN, TVAS, NBCSN) and on Sept. 23 at Wukesong Arena in Beijing (3:30 p.m. local/3:30 a.m., ET, SN, TVAS).

The Golden Knights will take to the ice for their first NHL contest on Sept. 17, when they travel to Vancouver to face the Canucks at Rogers Arena. Vegas will make its home debut on Sept. 26, when it plays host to Los Angeles at T-Mobile Arena.




After bidding farewell last season to Joe Louis Arena, their home since 1979-80, the Red Wings will stage four preseason contests at their new downtown venue, Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings will play host to longtime rivals in the Boston Bruins (Sept. 23), Pittsburgh Penguins (Sept. 25), Chicago Blackhawks (Sept. 28) and Toronto Maple Leafs (Sept. 29).

The people of Belle Vernon, Pa., winners of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2017 as the country's most passionate hockey community, will celebrate the grand prize when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins and St. Louis Blues visit their community on Sept. 24. The Penguins and Blues will face off that night at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in nearby Cranberry Township, Pa. (NBCSN, 8 p.m., ET).

The following day, the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators head to O'Leary, P.E.I., winner of the Kraft Hockeyville competition from across Canada. The teams will square off that night at nearby Summerside, P.E.I. (SN, 7 p.m., AT/6 p.m., ET).

Other non-NHL communities playing host to preseason games are Allentown, Pa. (NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 20); Bridgeport, Conn. (NY Islanders vs. NY Rangers, Sept. 22); Kansas City, Mo. (Minnesota vs. St. Louis, Sept. 28); Quebec City, Que. (Montreal vs. Boston, Sept. 18, and Montreal vs. Toronto, Sept. 27); Saskatoon, Sask. (Carolina vs. Edmonton, Sept. 27); State College, Pa., on the campus of Penn State University (Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 19); Tucson, Ariz. (Anaheim vs. Arizona, Sept. 25) and Uniondale, N.Y. (NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 17).

The 2017-18 NHL regular season opens Wednesday, Oct. 4.


2017 NHL PRESEASON SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)



Vancouver at Los Angeles, 5 p.m.



NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia, at Uniondale, N.Y. (NYCB Live), 1 p.m.
Las Vegas at Vancouver, 5 p.m.



Boston vs. Montreal, at Quebec City, Que. (Centre Videotron), 7 p.m.
Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
NY Islanders at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Calgary (split-squad) at Edmonton (split-squad), 9 p.m.
Edmonton (split-squad) at Calgary (split-squad), 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Arizona, 10 p.m.



Florida at Nashville (split-squad doubleheader), 4:30 and 8 p.m.
Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m.
Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, at State College, Pa. (Pegula Ice Arena, Penn State), 7 p.m.
Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Las Vegas at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.



Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia (split squad) at NY Islanders (split squad), 7 p.m.
Philadelphia (split squad) vs. NY Islanders (split squad), at Allentown, Pa. (PPL Center), 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.



Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, at Shanghai, China (Mercedes-Benz Arena), 7:30 a.m.
Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Las Vegas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.



St. Louis at Washington, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Toronto (Ricoh Coliseum), 7:30 p.m.
NY Islanders vs. NY Rangers, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Arizona at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.



Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, at Beijing, China (Wukesong Arena), 3:30 a.m.
Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
NY Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
San Jose at Arizona, 9 p.m.



Nashville at Columbus, 3 p.m.
Florida at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m.
Minnesota at Colorado, 7 p.m.
Las Vegas at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis, at Cranberry Township, Pa. (UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex), 8 p.m.



New Jersey (split squad) vs. Ottawa, at Summerside, P.E.I. (Credit Union Place), 6 p.m.
New Jersey (split squad) at NY Islanders, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Boston, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto (Ricoh Coliseum), 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Carolina at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Anaheim vs. Arizona, at Tucson, Ariz. (Tucson Arena), 10 p.m.



NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.



Montreal vs. Toronto, at Quebec City, Que. (Centre Videotron), 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Carolina vs. Edmonton, at Saskatoon, Sask. (SaskTel Centre), 8 p.m.



Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Minnesota vs. St. Louis, at Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center), 8 p.m.
Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Colorado at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Arizona at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.



Florida at Montreal, 7 p.m.
NY Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Washington at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.



Columbus at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Toronto (Ricoh Coliseum), 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Arizona at San Jose, 10 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.



Washington at St. Louis, 3 p.m.
NY Islanders at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.
San Jose at Las Vegas, 8 p.m.


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