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Sportsnet announces 2016-17 NHL broadcast schedule

Network will feature more than 300 games nationally, including Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays

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TORONTO - Sportsnet today announced its 2016-17 NHL national broadcast schedule, featuring more than 300 national games and three main marquee national nights - Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays, Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sundays, and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey on Wednesdays. (See below for full broadcast schedule).

Sportsnet's 2016-17 schedule delivers premium Canadian match-ups chock full of NHL star power. Two outdoor games in Canada headline Sportsnet's lineup: the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic in Winnipeg on October 23 and the first-ever NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto on New Year's Day, which also kicks off the NHL's yearlong centennial celebration. Two other marquee outdoor games on the 2016-17 schedule include the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.

Sportsnet will deliver comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles and the 17th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, as well as the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final.

The 2016-17 NHL season opens on Wednesday, Oct. 12, and Sportsnet will broadcast an all-Canadian doubleheader, kicking off with rookie Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs visiting Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet, Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE and Sportsnet NOW. In the second game of the twin bill, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers host Mark Giordano and the Calgary Flames in the first NHL regular season game ever at Rogers Place, one of the most connected arenas in North America.

Highlights from Sportsnet's 2016-17 NHL national broadcast schedule are as follows:

Hockey Night in Canada - Saturdays

Hockey Night in Canada will broadcast 94 games featuring Canadian teams, 20 all-Canadian matchups and 16 Original Six matchups throughout the season

The Hockey Night in Canada tradition continues on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT - the first Saturday night of the season - with four games showcasing six Canadian NHL teams, including an Original Six matchup (Boston vs. Toronto) and two all-Canadian matchups (Ottawa vs. Montreal and Calgary vs. Vancouver)

This season marks the return of host Ron MacLean, as well as the debut of David Amber, the newest host on hockey's biggest night

MacLean and Amber will be joined by expert analysts Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey and Nick Kypreos every Saturday night, while Canadian icon Don Cherry returns for Coach's Corner during the first intermission alongside MacLean

Rogers Hometown Hockey - Sundays

Hitting the road for its third season, Rogers Hometown Hockey shines the national spotlight on 24 new communities coast-to-coast. Host Ron MacLean and co-host Tara Slone continue to tell the story of Canada's deep hockey roots (locations to be announced in the coming weeks)

Rogers Hometown Hockey makes its return to Sportsnet's Sunday night lineup, beginning Sunday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet; Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE; Sportsnet NOW ) as Connor McDavid and the Oilers host Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres in Edmonton

Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey - Wednesdays
This season, Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey features 36 regular season games, including six all-Canadian showdowns

Host Daren Millard will be joined by analysts Elliotte Friedman and Doug MacLean, delivering insight and analysis throughout each Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey broadcast

More exciting news and details surrounding Sportsnet's marquee national broadcasts - Hockey Night in Canada, Rogers Hometown Hockey and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey - will be announced in the coming weeks.

Key NHL Events

Sportsnet's 2016-17 national NHL broadcast schedule also features all of the NHL's big events, including:

2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic: the Winnipeg Jets head outdoors to host the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 23

NHL Centennial Classic: officially kicking off the NHL's Centennial season, the Toronto Maple Leafs host Original Six rival Detroit Red Wings at BMO Field in Toronto on New Year's Day in the first-ever NHL Centennial Classic

2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic: the St. Louis Blues take on the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Jan. 2

2017 NHL All-Star Weekend: the stars of the NHL align in Los Angeles for NHL All-Star Weekend, culminating with the 2017 NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 30

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: on Feb. 18, 2017, Kenora, ON will be the centre of the Canadian hockey world as Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada kicks off its 17th annual celebration, featuring all seven Canadian NHL teams in action

2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series: the Penguins host the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Feb. 25

Hockey Night in Canada remains an important Saturday night tradition, and will be available on Sportsnet, City and CBC. All other national games will be available on a Sportsnet channel as well as on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE and Sportsnet NOW. (See below for channel allocations).

As home of hockey's brightest stars, Sportsnet is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens (English-language Canadian coverage) and Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

Sportsnet's 2016-17 NHL National Broadcast Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

** All games will also be available on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE 

***All national games broadcast on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, or Sportsnet 360 are also available for streaming on Sportsnet NOW

Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey

*All games available on Sportsnet unless otherwise noted

** Start times reflect pre-game coverage

October

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (Doubleheader) 
Toronto @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Calgary @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Oct. 19, Toronto @ Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Oct. 26, Montreal @ N.Y. Islanders, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360) 
  
November 
Wednesday, Nov. 2, Vancouver @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Nov. 9, Ottawa @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Nov. 16 
Pittsburgh @ Washington, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet ONE) 
Arizona @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet 360) 
Wednesday, Nov. 23 
Toronto @ New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet ONE) 
Calgary @ Columbus, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet West) 
Winnipeg @ Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet ONE) 
Wednesday, Nov. 30, Toronto @ Calgary, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT 
  
December 
Wednesday, Dec. 7, Minnesota @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Dec. 14 (Doubleheader) 
San Jose @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Tampa Bay @ Calgary, 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Dec. 21, Washington @ Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Dec. 28 
Toronto @ Florida, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Los Angeles @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
January 
Wednesday, Jan. 4 
Winnipeg @ Florida, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet ONE) 
Montreal @ Dallas, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet 360) 
Wednesday, Jan. 11, Montreal @ Winnipeg, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Jan. 18 
Pittsburgh @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet ONE) 
Arizona @ Winnipeg, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 360) 
Wednesday, Jan. 25, Toronto @ Detroit, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
  
February 
Wednesday, Feb. 1 
Boston @ Washington, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet ONE) 
Minnesota @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet 360) 
Wednesday, Feb. 8, Chicago @ Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Feb. 15, Toronto @ Columbus, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, Feb. 22, Washington @ Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT 
  
March 
Wednesday, March 1, Pittsburgh @ Chicago, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, March 8 
Ottawa @ Dallas, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East and Sportsnet 360) 
Pittsburgh @ Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet ONE) 
Wednesday, March 15, Boston @ Calgary, 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, March 22, Toronto @ Columbus, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Wednesday, March 29, Los Angeles @ Calgary, 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT 
  
April 
Wednesday, April 5, Montreal @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
  
  
Saturday - Hockey Night in Canada 
*Channel allocations will be announced on a week-by-week basis 
** Start times reflect pre-game coverage 
  
October 
Saturday, Oct. 15
Boston @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Montreal @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Winnipeg @ Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Calgary @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Oct. 22
Toronto @ Chicago, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Montreal @ Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Tampa Bay @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
St. Louis @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
Vancouver @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Oct. 29 
Toronto @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Washington @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
November 
Saturday, Nov. 5 
Vancouver @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Philadelphia @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Buffalo @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Edmonton @ N.Y. Islanders, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Calgary @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Nov. 12 
Toronto @ Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Detroit @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
N.Y. Rangers @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Nov. 19 
Toronto @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Winnipeg @ Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Edmonton @ Dallas, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Florida @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Chicago @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Nov. 26 
Washington @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Montreal @ Detroit, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Carolina @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Vancouver @ Colorado, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
December 
Saturday, Dec. 3 
Toronto @ Vancouver, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Winnipeg @ St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Florida @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Anaheim @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Dec. 10 
Toronto @ Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Vancouver @ Florida, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Colorado @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Winnipeg @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Dec. 17 
Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Montreal @ Washington, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
New Jersey @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Tampa Bay @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Dec. 31 
Montreal @ Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
N.Y. Islanders @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Arizona @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
Vancouver @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
January 
Saturday, Jan. 7 
Montreal @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Washington @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Edmonton @ New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Vancouver @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Jan. 14 
Toronto @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
N.Y. Rangers @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Calgary @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
Winnipeg @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Jan. 21 
Ottawa @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Buffalo @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Edmonton @ Calgary, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
February 
Saturday, Feb. 4 
Toronto @ Boston, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Buffalo @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Minnesota @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Feb. 11 
Buffalo @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
St. Louis @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Tampa Bay @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Chicago @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Feb. 18 - Hockey Day in Canada 
Winnipeg @ Montreal, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT 
Ottawa @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Edmonton @ Chicago, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Calgary @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, Feb. 25 
Montreal @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
San Jose @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
March 
Saturday, March 4 
Montreal @ N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Columbus @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Colorado @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Detroit @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
Vancouver @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, March 11 
Ottawa @ Colorado, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Toronto @ Carolina, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Calgary @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Pittsburgh @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, March 18 
Chicago @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Montreal @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Vancouver @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, March 25 
Toronto @ Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Ottawa @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Calgary @ St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Colorado @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
April
Saturday, April 1 
Toronto @ Detroit, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Montreal @ Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Ottawa @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Anaheim @ Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
Saturday, April 8 
N.Y. Rangers @ Ottawa, Noon p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT 
Montreal @ Detroit, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Nashville @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Calgary @ San Jose, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
Edmonton @ Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT 
  
  
Sunday - Rogers Hometown Hockey
*All games available on Sportsnet unless otherwise noted 
** Start times reflect pre-game coverage 
  
  
October 
Sunday, Oct. 16, Buffalo @ Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Oct. 23 (Doubleheader) 
2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, Edmonton @ Winnipeg, 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT 
Vancouver @ Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Oct. 30, Toronto @ N.Y. Islanders, 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT 
  
November
Sunday, Nov. 6, Winnipeg @ N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. ET 
Sunday, Nov. 13, Montreal @ Chicago, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Nov. 20, Calgary @ Detroit, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Nov. 27, Arizona @ Edmonton, 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT 
  
December 
Sunday, Dec. 4, Winnipeg @ Chicago, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Dec. 11, Colorado @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Dec. 18, Ottawa @ N.Y. Islanders, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
  
January 
Sunday, Jan. 1 (Doubleheader) 
2017 NHL Centennial Classic, Detroit @ Toronto, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT 
Ottawa @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Jan. 8, Edmonton @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Jan. 15, New Jersey @ Vancouver, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Jan. 22, Vancouver @ Chicago, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
  
February 
Sunday, Feb. 5, Edmonton @ Montreal, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT 
Sunday, Feb. 12, Montreal @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Feb. 19, Toronto @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Sunday, Feb. 26, Ottawa @ Florida, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
  
March 
Sunday, March 5, Vancouver @ Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, March 12, Montreal @ Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, March 19, Ottawa @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 
Sunday, March 26, Vancouver @ Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT 
  
April 
Sunday, April 2, San Jose @ Vancouver, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT 
Sunday, April 9, Columbus @ Toronto, 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT 

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