We know when the champs will skate again, NHL releases 22-23 schedule

Jul 6, 2022, 2:04 PM | Updated: 2:15 pm

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The Colorado Avalanche only won the Stanley Cup little more than a week ago but the NHL is already readying for next season.

General Manager Joe Sakic is already busy, signing players and looking at others. While the league itself announced the schedule for the coming season on Wednesday.

The Avs will play meaningful hockey again on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., as they try to defend their Stanley Cup title. That’s when the banner will be raised, as Colorado hosts the Chicago Blackhawks.

It’s the fourth time Colorado will face Chicago on Opening Night since the team relocated to Denver. GThis is the fifth straight year that the Avs will begin their season at home.

Avs veteran d-man Erik Johnson was not ready to find out when he’ll have to stop celebrating.

2022-23 Avalanche Regular Season Schedule

Home Games Bold  –  All Times Mountain  –  Dates and Times Subject to Change


 Wed.    Oct 12       CHICAGO     7:30 p.m.

Thu.      Oct 13        at Calgary            7:30 p.m.

Mon.    Oct 17        at Minnesota        6:00 p.m.

Wed.    Oct 19       WINNIPEG       6:00 p.m.

Fri.       Oct 21       SEATTLE            7:00 p.m.

Sat.       Oct 22        at Vegas                   8:00 p.m.

Tue.      Oct 25        at N.Y. Rangers     5:00 p.m.

Fri.        Oct 28        at New Jersey         5:00 p.m.

Sat.       Oct 29        at N.Y. Islanders      5:30 p.m.


*Fri.     Nov 4         COLUMBUS          11:00 a.m.

*Sat.     Nov 5         at Columbus          11:00 a.m.

**NHL Global Series – Tampere, Finland**

Thu.     Nov 10       NASHVILLE        7:00 p.m.

Sat.       Nov 12       CAROLINA          7:00 p.m.

Mon.    Nov 14       ST. LOUIS          7:00 p.m.

Thu.      Nov 17       at Carolina           5:00 p.m.

Sat.       Nov 19       at Washington         :00 p.m.

Mon.    Nov 21       at Dallas                6:30 p.m.

Wed.    Nov 23       VANCOUVER     8:00 p.m.

Fri.        Nov 25       at Nashville             12:00 p.m.

Sat.       Nov 26       DALLAS             7:00 p.m.

Tue.      Nov 29       at Winnipeg           6:00 p.m.


Thu.      Dec 1         at Buffalo             5:00 p.m.

Sat.       Dec 3          at Boston              5:00 p.m.

Mon.    Dec 5          at Philadelphia      5:00 p.m.

Wed.    Dec 7         BOSTON              7:00 p.m.

Fri.       Dec 9         N.Y. RANGERS     7:00 p.m.

Sun.      Dec 11       at St. Louis             12:00 p.m.

Tue.     Dec 13       PHILADELPHIA  8:00 p.m.

Thu.     Dec 15       BUFFALO             7:00 p.m.

Sat.       Dec 17       NASHVILE          7:00 p.m.

Mon.    Dec 19       N.Y. ISLANDERS 7:00 p.m.

Wed.    Dec 21       MONTREAL        6:00 p.m.

Fri.        Dec 23       at Nashville              6:00 p.m.


Tue.      Dec 27       at Arizona                 7:00 p.m.

Thu.     Dec 29       LOS ANGELES     7:00 p.m.

Sat.       Dec 31       TORONTO             5:00 p.m.          


Mon.    Jan 2          VEGAS            7:00 p.m.

Thu.      Jan 5           at Vancouver        8:00 p.m.

Sat.       Jan 7           at Edmonton        8:00 p.m.

Tue.     Jan 10       FLORIDA             7:00 p.m.

Thu.      Jan 12         at Chicago            6:30 p.m.

Sat.       Jan 14       OTTAWA            5:00 p.m.

Mon.    Jan 16       DETROIT           1:00 p.m.

Wed.    Jan 18         at Calgary             8:00 p.m.

Fri.        Jan 20        at Vancouver          8:00 p.m.

Sat.       Jan 21        at Seattle                 8:00 p.m.

Tue.     Jan 24        WASHINGTON    7:00 p.m.

Thu.     Jan 26       ANAHEIM            7:00 p.m.

Sat.       Jan 28       ST. LOUIS             1:00 p.m.



Tue.      Feb 7          at Pittsburgh           5:00 p.m.

Thu.      Feb 9          at Tampa Bay        5:00 p.m.

Sat.       Feb 11        at Florida                4:00 p.m.

Tue.     Feb 14       TAMPA BAY      7:00 p.m.

Wed.    Feb 15        at Minnesota           7:30 p.m.

Sat.       Feb 18        at St. Louis             12:00 p.m.

Sun.     Feb 19       EDMONTON      1:00 p.m.

Fri.        Feb 24        at Winnipeg            6:00 p.m.

Sat.       Feb 25       CALGARY         8:00 p.m.

Mon.    Feb 27       VEGAS                7:00 p.m.


Wed.    Mar 1        NEW JERSEY     7:00 p.m.

Sat.       Mar 4         at Dallas                  6:00 p.m.

Sun.     Mar 5        SEATTLE            7:00 p.m.

Tue.     Mar 7        SAN JOSE            7:00 p.m.

Thu.     Mar 9        LOS ANGELES     7:00 p.m.

Sat.       Mar 11      ARIZONA            4:00 p.m.

Mon.    Mar 13       at Montreal             5:30 p.m.

Wed.    Mar 15       at Toronto               5:00 p.m.

Thu.      Mar 16       at Ottawa                5:00 p.m.

Sat.       Mar 18       at Detroit                11:00 a.m.

Mon.    Mar 20      CHICAGO           7:00 p.m.

Wed.    Mar 22      PITTSBURGH     6:00 p.m.

Fri.       Mar 24      ARIZONA           7:00 p.m.

Sun.      Mar 26       at Arizona              1:00 p.m.

Mon.    Mar 27       at Anaheim            8:00 p.m.

Wed.    Mar 29      MINNESOTA       8:00 p.m.


Sat.       Apr 1         DALLAS           7:00 p.m.

Tue.      Apr 4          at San Jose            8:30 p.m.

Thu.      Apr 6          at San Jose             8:30 p.m.

Sat.       Apr 8          at Los Angeles       8:30 p.m.

Sun.      Apr 9          at Anaheim             6:30 p.m.

Tue.     Apr 11       EDMONTON       7:30 p.m.

Thu.     Apr 13       WINNIPEG          7:00 p.m.


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