NHL releases full 2017 pre-season schedule


In this Saturday, March 4, 2017, file photo, Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin, left, of Sweden, passes the puck against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Derek Forbort during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles. The NHL will play its first games in China this fall when the Kings and Canucks meet in Beijing and Shanghai. (Alex Gallardo, File/AP)

The 2017 NHL pre-season will begin on Sept. 16 with the Vancouver Canucks visiting the Los Angeles Kings, and will end with the Vegas Golden Knights hosting the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 1.

The league released its full slate of exhibition games on Tuesday, which features the opening of Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit, the debut for the expansion Golden Knights, and the first NHL games to be played in China.

The Kings and Canucks will take part in a two-game series on Sept. 21 and 23 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, while Little Ceasars Arena hosts the Detroit Red Wings for the first time on Sept. 23, when the Boston Bruins come to town.

Vegas will play its first game as a franchise on the road in Vancouver on Sept. 17, before breaking in T-Mobile Arena for the first time on Sept. 26 against the Kings.

The Ottawa Senators will host the New Jersey Devils in Summerside, P.E.I., on Sept. 25 for Kraft Hockeyville, while the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues will face off a night earlier in Cranberry Township, Pa., for Kraft Hockeyville USA. The nearby town of Belle Vernon was the actual winner of Hockeyville USA, but its arena was deemed unfit to host an NHL game.

Saskatoon and Quebec City are among eight other non-NHL cities to host a pre-season game. They 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 full schedule is below.


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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