Sharks President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Jamison today confirmed recent reports that the Sharks have been invited by the National Hockey League to open the 2009-10 season in Europe.
“We have been invited, we have had some discussions on the matter and we are interested but there are several issues that still need to be worked out,” said Jamison.
No potential game sites or opponents have been officially determined at this point.
The NHL has kicked off their season in Europe over the past two seasons, beginning with the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings playing in London in 2007-08. This season kicked off with the New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning meeting in Prague, while the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins faced off in Stockholm.