The National Hockey League and the NHLPA have formally agreed to play a 2020-21 regular season schedule beginning Wednesday, January 13.

As part of the agreement between the league and players’ association, teams would play a 56-game regular season schedule and the Stanley Cup playoffs would feature 16 teams in the traditional best-of-seven, four-round format that would end around the middle of July.

Training camps will begin on January 3 while the seven teams who did not qualify for the 2019-2020 Stanley Cup playoff will be allowed to start their training camps December 31. There will be no pre-season games.

The Winnipeg Jets will play in the North Division with the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.

The Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks. St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights will play in the West Division.

The Central Division will consist of the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are in the East Division.


Written by Clayton Dreger