National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman held a press conference Friday ahead of the 2022 All-Stars Skills Competition. Bettman touched on a number of topics during the conversation with reporters, including venues for outdoor games and the weekend of the stars for the 2022-23 season.
Boston’s Fenway Park will host the 2023 Winter Classic
We missed you, @FenwayPark.
the #WinterClassic returns to Boston in 2023!
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— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 4, 2022
The game will be the Bruins’ fifth away game. Fenway Park previously hosted the 2010 Winter Classic. Boston beat the Flyers 2-1 in overtime.
Carolina Hurricanes to host Stadium Series game
February 2023. See you soon.https://t.co/uOVaMlbrGZ
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) February 4, 2022
This is the rescheduled Stadium Series game for the Canes from 2021. The Capitals are rumored to be their opponent.
Florida Panthers to host 2023 All-Star Weekend
just where #NHLAllStar belongs.
Coming 2023 🤩
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— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) February 4, 2022
The 2023 All-Star weekend will come to the Sunbelt. The Florida Panthers will host the game at FLA Live Arena.
Bettman also addressed the 2022 NHL Draft. Bettman said Montreal’s COVID restrictions will have to be relaxed or the NHL may look to move the draft.
Commissioner Bettman says 2022 draft could be moved from Montreal if there are still COVID restrictions in place
—Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 4, 2022
Here is the full NHL press release:
NHL announces 2022-23 outdoor events and 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend
NEW YORK (February 4, 2022) – The National Hockey League today announced information about the 2023 NHL® Winter Classic, the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend and the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series. events were officially announced today by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman of Las Vegas ahead of the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook, which will feature the best hockey talent tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports).
The 2023 NHL Winter Classic will feature the Boston Bruins at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. The game will mark the fifth away game of the NHL regular season for the Bruins and the second time the game has been hosted at Fenway Park, home of MLB’s Boston Red Sox. Boston defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime at the 2010 NHL® Winter Classic. The game continues the tradition established by the League in 2008 of hosting a regular season outdoor game early in the new year, the 2023 edition marking the 15th anniversary of the first NHL Winter Classic® in Buffalo. Boston’s opponent, broadcast information and a confirmed date for the 2023 NHL Winter Classic® will be announced as they become available.
The Florida Panthers will host the 2023 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, February 4. The 2023 event will mark the second time the Panthers and South Florida will host NHL All-Star activities, as the Panthers previously hosted the NHL All-Star Game in 2003.
The 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ will feature the Carolina Hurricanes at Carter-Finley Stadium, home of the NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh, NC. This will be the first regular season outdoor game for the Hurricanes, who will become the 28th NHL team to play in an outdoor regular season game. Carolina’s opponent, broadcast information and a confirmed date for the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ will be announced as they become available.
ESPN, Turner Sports, Sportsnet and TVA Sports are the NHL’s broadcast partners for the 2022-23 season and will provide comprehensive coverage throughout the season. Additional details regarding the 2023 NHL Winter Classic®, 2023 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend and 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™, including Bruins and Hurricanes opponents, ticketing information and details broadcast, will be released at a future date. Dates and locations for additional NHL events taking place during the 2022-23 season will be announced as they become available. Fans can sign up to receive news and information on all NHL events at http://www.NHL.com/events.
Main photo: NHL press release