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2018-19 NHL schedule released

Season opens Oct. 3, will include games in Sweden, Finland, outdoors at Notre Dame, Philadelphia

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - The NHL's 2018-19 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 3, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Washington Capitals raising their first Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team - will conclude Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The other three games on the first night of the 2018-19 season include the Montreal Canadiens visiting the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena; the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena; and the San Jose Sharks playing host to the Anaheim Ducks at SAP Center.

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All-Star

NHL First, Second All-Star Teams for 2017-18

Hall, Hedman, Kucherov, Rinne among those honored

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

LAS VEGAS - NHL MVP Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2017-18 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Hall, who received the Hart Trophy as the League's most valuable player at the 2018 NHL Awards, posted a career-high 93 points in propelling the Devils to a 27-point improvement in the standings and their first playoff appearance since 2011-12.

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All-Rookie Team

NHL All-Rookie Team for 2017-18

Barzal, Boeser, Keller, McAvoy, Butcher, Saros honored

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

LAS VEGAS -- The National Hockey League announced today the 2017-18 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League's top rookie: forwards Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks and Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes.

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Press Release

Order of presentation for 2018 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 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the two-hour television event live from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

 The 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu will honor the best regular-season performances in a wide range of categories. The 2017-18 regular season concluded with Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid capturing his second consecutive Art Ross Trophy as the League's scoring champion, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin claiming his seventh career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's goal-scoring leader and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings winning his second career William M. Jennings Trophy as the goaltender who plays at least 25 games for the club allowing the fewest goals.

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Press Release

2018-19 NHL home openers

Season begins Oct. 3, when Capitals host Bruins

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League today announced the home openers for all 31 clubs for the 2018-19 regular season. The League's complete 1,271-game schedule will be revealed live on NHL Network tomorrow, Thursday, June 21, at 5 p.m. ET during NHL Tonight: 2018-19 Schedule Release, hosted by Fran Charles and analysts Ken Daneyko and Mike Johnson. The hour-long show will also be streamed live on NHL.com.

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Press Release

NHL Network prepares for coverage of 2018 Draft

Live preview, recap shows to air before and after first round; will carry rounds 2-7 exclusively in U.S.

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

As anticipation builds for who will be drafted in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft, NHL Network today announced its comprehensive Draft coverage, including live preview and recap shows surrounding Round 1 this Friday, June 22 and the exclusive U.S. telecast of the 2018 NHL Draft's Rounds 2-7 beginning Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET. NHL Network's programming will feature interviews, analysis and in-depth segments on top draft prospects, including American-born players Jack Drury, Jonathan Gruden, Tyler Madden, Riley Sutter, Brady Tkachuk and their NHL bloodlines, starting Friday during NHL Tonight: 2018 NHL Draft Preview at 5:00 p.m. ET, followed by complete analysis of the first round selections on NHL Tonight: 2018 NHL Draft Round 1 Recap at 10:30 p.m. ET.

NHL Network Draft analysts will include the first-ever American-born player drafted first overall Brian Lawton (1983), third round draft pick and two-time Stanley Cup champion Dave Reid (1982), E.J. Hradek and Darren Pang, plus hosts Jamison Coyle and Tony Luftman, and reporter Jackie Redmond.

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NHL Awards

NHL Awards to be co-hosted by finalists for top regular-season honors

June 20 event in Las Vegas will feature commemorations of Las Vegas, Parkland, Humboldt tragedies

NHL.com @NHL

NEW YORK / TORONTO -- The finalists for the top awards will act as co-hosts for this year's 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu  at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the two-hour television event on Wednesday, June 20, live in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

This year, NHL players, coaches and general managers will anchor the program, which will feature special commemorations of three tragedies that touched the hockey world and garnered immense support from the entire NHL community. Survivors and first responders from last October's Las Vegas shooting; members of the hockey team from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.; and surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos junior team will be recognized and honored at the event. In the aftermath of each tragedy, NHL teams, current and former NHL players, coaches and fans rallied to provide emotional and monetary support to survivors and first responders.

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Press Release

Capitals video follows journey to first Stanley Cup in team history

Behind-the-scenes look at championship run set for July 31 release

NHL.com @NHL

LOS ANGELES, CA - For the first time in their 44 year history, the Washington Capitals® have reached the pinnacle of professional hockey as 2018 Stanley Cup® Champions! The Capitals defeated the Western Conference Champion Vegas Golden Knights in a thrilling five-game series. Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and NHL Original Productions will take fans on the ice, behind the bench, and in the locker room with an exclusive look at the Capitals' historic 2017-18 regular season and Stanley Cup® Playoffs performance with the at-home release of Washington Capitals® 2018 Stanley Cup® Champions on July 31, 2018. 

This must-have film for any Caps fan will highlight the team's unforgettable season with clips from both the regular season and postseason, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with team captain Alex Ovechkin, this year's Conn Smythe Trophy recipient; netminder Braden Holtby, who secured two shutouts during the playoffs; and Barry Trotz, who won his first Stanley Cup® Championship after 19 years as a head coach in the NHL®. Washington Capitals® 2018 Stanley Cup® Champions will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital.

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Press Release

2018 NHL Draft order of selection

Will take place in Dallas on June 22-23

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2018 NHL Draft presented by adidas at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The first round will take place on Friday, June 22 (7:30 p.m., ET/6:30 p.m., CT, NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVAS) and the subsequent rounds (2 through 7) on Saturday, June 23 (11 a.m., ET/10 a.m., CT, NHL Network, Sportsnet, TVAS).

All networks also will feature pre-event coverage on Friday (TVAS at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT, NBCSN and Sportsnet at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT).

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Press Release

NHL Gaming World Championship Final to be streamed live on Twitch.tv/NHL

Six regional finalists will face off in Las Vegas on June 19 for $50,000 grand prize

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship™ Final will be streamed live on Twitch.tv/NHL on Tuesday, June 19, beginning at 4 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League announced today. Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino will host the final stage of the tournament that will feature the top EA SPORTS NHL® 18 players from around the world.

Nicola "FoolX90" Bruna (Canada winner), John "JohnWayne90" Casagranda (U.S. winner), Matthew "YungGren" Grenier (Canada runner-up), Arttu "Artuzio" Mustila (Europe winner), David "JrPens91" Roebuck (U.S. runner-up) and Erik "I_Eki_I" Tammenpää (Europe runner-up) will compete in a round-robin style format to open the tournament. The top two competitors at the end of the round-robin portion then face off in a best-of-three final to determine the 2018 NHL Gaming World Champion™. The Champion will receive a $50,000 USD cash prize, take home the tournament trophy and attend the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu.

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