Ice hockey is Canadian sport through and through, and it’s no wonder that Canadians love NHL hockey season! In anticipation for the upcoming 2017-2018 NHL hockey season (and NHL’s 100th birthday!), VIP Tickets Canada brings you the latest news and teams to watch this year. Whichever team you are supporting, remember to get your 2017-2018 NHL hockey tickets from Canada’s trusted ticket source – VIP Tickets Canada!
TEAMS AND PLAYERS TO WATCH THIS NHL HOCKEY SEASON
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Exciting things are happening with Canadian and American NHL teams alike this season. One of the most talked-about changes of this upcoming NHL season is the debut of the league’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights. The Vegas Golden Knights will call Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena home. The team will be led by head coach Gerard Gallant.
Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defenceman Shea Theodore, and centreman Vadim Shipachyov are among the Golden Knights’ star players. The puck drops for their first game on October 6th, 2017 against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center (find your NHL hockey tickets to this game here!).
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be as exciting to watch as ever this season! The defending Stanley Cup Champions are led by 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff MVP Sydney Crosby. Backed by star players like Evgeni Malkin and Matt Murray, the Pittsburgh Penguins are expected to have a season to rival that of 2016-17. The Penguins will play their first game at home at the PPG Paints Arena against the St. Louis Blues on October 4th, 2017 (find your NHL hockey tickets to this game here!).
2017 NHL DRAFT PICKS
2017 draft picks with loads of potential include centres Nico Hischier of the New Jersey Devils and Nolan Patrick of the Philadelphia Flyers. Left winger Jamie Benn is expected to have a good season in his role as a member of the Dallas Stars’ first power-play unit, along with Alexander Radulov, Tyler Seguin, and Jason Spezza. Another combination to watch is the New York Islanders’ new acquisition Jordan Eberle with centre John Tavares; Eberle and Tavares made hockey magic when they played together during the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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NHL SIGNATURE EVENTS – HIGHLIGHTS
The NHL is planning a record number of exciting signature events for the 2017-2018 season. The season kicks off with a pair of preseason games between the Vancouver Canucks and the L.A. Kings – in China! These first-ever NHL games in China will be held on September 21st, 2017 in Shanghai and September 23rd, 2017 in Beijing. Additional international NHL games will include a pair of regular season matches between the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche in Stockholm, Sweden on November 10th and 11th, 2017
The NHL will mark the opening of its season with the ever-popular Hockeyville events. This year Belle Vernon, PA will host the St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins for the American event on September 24th, 2017, while O’Leary, Prince Edward Island will host the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators on September 25th, 2017.
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, NHL!
The NHL turns 100 this year! The league is celebrating with the NHL 100 Classic, a game featuring two Canadian team favourites: the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. You can get your tickets to this sure-to-be epic hockey celebration from VIP Tickets Canada here! The game, held on December 16th, 2017, will mark the anniversary of the league’s first game, which was played in on December 19th, 1917.
WINTER CLASSIC AND MORE!
Other great events to be held by the NHL this coming season include the Winter Classic on January 1st, 2018 at Citi Field in New York. This season’s Winter Classic will feature the New York Rangers vs. the Buffalo Sabres. Tickets for the NHL Winter Classic are in high demand, but you can still catch some great ticket deals at www.VIPTicketsCanada.ca!
Another event to look forward to is the NHL Stadium Series, which will feature the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Washington Capitals. The NHL Stadium Series is set to take place on March 3, 2018 at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD.
There are many other NHL Signature Events, both announced and in the works, for the 2017-18 NHL season. Search VIP Tickets Canada for tickets for any and all upcoming NHL events here.
NHL HOCKEY TICKETS FROM VIP TICKETS CANADA
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