NHL Season Scheduled To Begin January 13


Published on December 22 2020 6:55 am
Last Updated on December 22 2020 6:55 am
Written by Millie Lange

The National Hockey League will be back in January.

The date has been set for January 13 as the NHL Players' Association and the league's board of governors agreed to the deal Sunday.

The regular season will be 56 games and go until May 8. After that a 16-team playoff will be held. There are four divisions, East, West, North and South and those divisions, through the first two rounds of the playoffs, will play each other.

Training camp will start for most teams January 3. The teams that didn't make the playoffs will begin December 31. The playoffs and Stanley Cup will last into July.

The divisions include: 

West -- Anaheim, Arizona, Colorado, Los Angeles, Minnesota, San Jose, St. Louis, Vegas

East -- Boston, Buffalo, New Jersey, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington

Central -- Carolina, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Florida, Nashville, Tampa Bay

North -- Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg

The NHL had a season with Toronto and Edmonton hosting the bubbles that kept players and coaching staff safe.