NHL, NHLPA Set Target Date Of Jan. 1 For 2020-21 Season To Begin

The 2019-20 season ended Sept. 28

by Lauren Willand

October 6, 2020

We now have an official timeline as to when the 2020-21 NHL season could start.

Commissioner Gary Bettman announced during the NHL Entry Draft that the league is targeting Jan. 1 as Opening Night. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association issued a statement shortly after Bettman broke the news.

The 2019-20 season ended Sept. 28 when the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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