Outdoor game in Regina, Hockey Day from Yellowknife highlight 2019-20 NHL sked
A Vancouver Canucks 50th anniversary celebration, the annual Hockey Day in Canada and an outdoor game in Regina mark Canadian highlights on the 2019-20 NHL schedule.
It marks the first Heritage Classic -- a series of outdoor games held in Canada introduced in 2003 -- that will be played in a Canadian city without an NHL team.
The Canucks will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 9, exactly 49 years after the franchise's first NHL regular-season game, also versus L.A.
The Jets host the Ottawa Senators in an afternoon game to kick off the day.
Battle of Ontario to open season
The Montreal Canadiens entertain the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers host the Nashville Predators in early evening games.
The final game features the Canucks home to the Flames.
The season begins Oct. 2 with four games, including the Maple Leafs home to the Senators and the Canucks facing the visiting Oilers.
Other special events include: