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NHL China Games tickets on sale

Kings and Canucks will play Sept. 21 in Shanghai, Sept. 23 in Beijing

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - Tickets to the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging in Shanghai and Beijing between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks are available to the public to purchase today Thursday, July 20.

Tickets to the preseason games between the Kings and Canucks on Sept. 21, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and on Sept. 23, 2017 at Huaxi LIVE Wukesong's Le Sports Center in Beijing are available for purchase now via en.Damai.cn.

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Notes from Day 2 of 2017 NHL Draft

Rounds 2 through 7 complete drafting process

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

CHICAGO - A total of 217 players from 14 countries and 29 leagues were selected in the 2017 NHL Draft, which concluded Saturday at United Center.

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Notes from first round of 2017 NHL Draft

Hischier goes No. 1 to Devils; Vegas makes first three picks in franchise history

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

CHICAGO -- Following are notes from the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, held Friday at United Center.

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NHL Draft order finalized

Devils have first pick, total of 11; Penguins get 31st selection in first round after winning Stanley Cup

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The New Jersey Devils have the first pick in the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas at United Center in Chicago.

The first round is June 23 (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN). Rounds 2-7 are June 24 (10 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN).

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NHL, USA Hockey, USHL announce multiyear partnership

Agreement aims to accelerate hockey development, marketing in United States

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

CHICAGO - With the 2017 NHL Draft as a backdrop, three of the most significant organizations on the hockey landscape in the United States announced a multi-year partnership geared toward maximizing developmental and business opportunities throughout the country.

Bill Daly, deputy commissioner of the NHL, joined senior leadership from USA Hockey and the United States Hockey League in announcing a long-term agreement that will provide financial support and other resources in furthering development of players, coaches and officials participating in the nation's top level of junior hockey - a primary springboard to NCAA Division I and professional ice hockey. The agreement establishes cooperation in the following areas: both on-ice and off-ice player development, coaching, officiating, playing rule development, and cross-promotion, in addition to marketing, communications and community engagement. 

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2017-18 NHL schedule released

Season opens Oct. 4, will include games in Stockholm, outdoors at Ottawa, New York, U.S. Naval Academy

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The NHL's 2017-18 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 4, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Penguins raising their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team - will conclude Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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NHL announces 2016-17 All-Star Teams

Connor McDavid edges Sidney Crosby for most votes, headlines first unit with Brent Burns

by NHLPR @PR_NHL / NHL.com

LAS VEGAS -- Center Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2016-17 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. McDavid, a double winner at the 2017 NHL Awards in receiving the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP and Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted by the NHLPA, led the NHL in scoring with 100 points (30 goals, 70 assists) as the Oilers posted their best regular-season performance in 30 years.

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NHL announces 2016-17 All-Rookie Team

Auston Matthews of Maple Leafs, Stanley Cup champion Matt Murray headline top first-year players

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

LAS VEGAS (June 21, 2017) - The National Hockey League announced today the 2016-17 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League's top rookie: forwards Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs as well as defenseman Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Also named to the 2016-17 NHL All-Rookie Team are forward Mitchell Marner of the Maple Leafs, defenseman Brady Skjei of the New York Rangers and goaltender Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Voting was conducted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. Following is a summary of each NHL All-Rookie Team member's outstanding campaign:

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Connor McDavid of Oilers on cover of EA Sports NHL 18

Edmonton center was leading scorer in NHL this season

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Electronic Arts Inc. today unveiled the first look at EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 to hockey fans at the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ presented by T-Mobile in Las Vegas, and revealed Edmonton Oilers® superstar center and Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid as the athlete on the game's cover.

"Representing NHL 18 as the cover athlete is an incredible honor," said Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers®. "I've played EA SPORTS NHL every year since I was kid. To appear on the cover, something that has been done previously by so many players that I respect and admire, is very exciting. I can't wait to play NHL 18."

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Order of presentation for 2017 NHL Awards announced

Norris, Calder, Vezina, Hart among trophies to be given out

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

LAS VEGAS -- The National Hockey League announced today the order of the presentation for tonight's 2017 NHL Awards™ presented by T-Mobile. Hosted by actor Joe Manganiello and featuring a performance by alt-rock band Arkells, NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live from T-Mobile Arena at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

The scheduled order of award presentations is as follows (subject to change):

 

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