NHL announces home openers for 2015-16 season

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced on Wednesday the home-opening games for all 30 clubs for the 2015-16 regular season.

Carolina Hurricanes fans can circle Sat. Oct. 10 on their calendars when the Detroit Red Wings will come to PNC Arena to open the season in Raleigh for the second time in three years.

Back on Oct. 4, 2013, the Red Wings took home a 3-2 overtime victory over the Hurricanes in front of a sold out crowd of 18,680 in attendance.

The league’s complete 1,230-game schedule will be released on Thursday.

2015-16 NHL Home Openers

Anaheim Ducks: Monday, Oct. 12 vs. Vancouver

Arizona Coyotes: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Pittsburgh

Boston Bruins: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Winnipeg

Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa

Calgary Flames: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. Vancouver

Carolina Hurricanes: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Detroit

Chicago Blackhawks: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. NY Rangers

Colorado Avalanche: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota

Columbus Blue Jackets: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. NY Rangers

Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Pittsburgh

Detroit Red Wings: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Toronto

Edmonton Oilers: Thursday, Oct. 15 vs. St. Louis

Florida Panthers: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia

Los Angeles Kings: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. San Jose

Minnesota Wild: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. St. Louis

Montreal Canadiens: Thursday, Oct. 15 vs. NY Rangers

Nashville Predators: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Carolina

New Jersey Devils: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Winnipeg

New York Islanders: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Chicago

New York Rangers: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Columbus

Ottawa Senators: Sunday, Oct. 11 vs. Montreal

Philadelphia Flyers: Monday, Oct. 12 vs. Florida

Pittsburgh Penguins: Tuesday, Oct. 13 vs. Montreal

San Jose Sharks: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Anaheim

St. Louis Blues: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Edmonton

Tampa Bay Lightning: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Philadelphia

Toronto Maple Leafs: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. Montreal

Vancouver Canucks: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Calgary

Washington Capitals: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. New Jersey

Winnipeg Jets: Friday, Oct. 16 vs. Calgary

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Peter Koutroumpis is an alumnus of the University of Toronto and Bowling Green State University. Living in the Raleigh area, he has been involved and employed in organized sport and competition as a player, official, teacher, coach, administrator, and volunteer. With more than 20 years of experience in sport event management and programming, as Owner and Managing Editor of the Triangle Sports Network, a set of online sports news sites, he provides a variety of perspectives on the amateur and professional sports landscape including the NCAA, NHL, NBA, PGA, and LPGA, and more.