TORONTO–Rogers, Canada’s new home for hockey, today unveiled its 2014-15 NHL national broadcast schedule (full details here), including details for Sunday Night Hockey.
• The first week of the 2014-15 NHL season culminates with the highly-anticipated Sunday Night Hockey, the newest national night on the NHL schedule. In the first edition of Sunday Night Hockey on Sunday, Oct. 12, the Maple Leafs hit the Big Apple to take on Henrik Lundqvist and the Stanley Cup finalist New York Rangers
• This marks the first of 25 broadcasts to be hosted from a different community rink in various hometowns across Canada. Each Sunday Night Hockey broadcast will feature a Canadian team in action, with local NHL player profiles, grassroots stories, and local entertainment features
• Sunday Night Hockey will also feature five Original Six matchups featuring Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Boston and the N.Y. Rangers
“The NHL delivered what we believe to be a best-in-class broadcast schedule,” said Scott Moore, President of NHL & Sportsnet, Rogers. “This schedule is a hockey fan’s dream – the biggest names, classic rivalries, more games on more nights, and more ways to watch. We are looking forward to providing Canadians with the best seat in the house every week of the NHL season.”
Sunday Night Hockey:
*More games will be added.
• Oct. 12, Toronto @ New York Rangers, 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Oct. 19, Calgary @ Winnipeg, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Oct. 26, Ottawa @ Chicago, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Nov. 2, Calgary @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Nov. 9, Vancouver @ Anaheim, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (City)
• Nov. 16, Montreal @ Detroit, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Nov. 23, Montreal @ New York Rangers, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Nov. 30, Vancouver @ Detroit, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (City)
• Dec. 7, Vancouver @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Dec. 14, Calgary @ Chicago, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (City)
• Dec. 21, Toronto @ Chicago, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Dec. 28, Vancouver @ Anaheim, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (City)
• Jan. 4, Tampa Bay @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Jan. 11, Florida @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Jan. 18, Arizona @ Winnipeg, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• Jan. 25, NHL All-Star Game , Time TBD (CBC)
• Feb. 1, Arizona @ Montreal, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (City)
• Feb. 8, Montreal @ Boston, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
• Feb. 15, Philadelphia @ Buffalo, 7:30p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (City)
• Feb. 22, Vancouver @ New York Islanders, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (City)
• March 1, Toronto @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• March 8, Calgary @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• March 15, Philadelphia @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (City)
• March 22, Vancouver @ Arizona, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (City)
• March 29, Chicago @ Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (City)
• April 5, Ottawa @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (City)
Other key events on the Rogers NHL national broadcast schedule include welcoming the New Year with superstars Jonathan Toews and Alex Ovechkin as Chicago takes on Washington in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Thursday, Jan. 1, as well as the traditional Hockey Day in Canada, featuring a tripleheader with all seven Canadian teams in action on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.
In addition to regular season games, Rogers has exclusive Canadian broadcast coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Stanley Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game, NHL Draft Lottery, NHL Draft, and the NHL Awards. Sportsnet is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN) and Vancouver Canucks.
Additional national game broadcasts will be announced in the coming weeks, including more U.S. /U.S. match-ups to be available Wednesday nights on Sportsnet ONE, Thursday nights on Sportsnet 360, Sunday afternoons (starting mid-January) on Sportsnet, as well as other weeknight dates.
Rogers Communications secured a 12-year deal with the NHL in November 2013 for exclusive national broadcast and multimedia rights in Canada, beginning with the 2014-15 season.