Category: NHL

NHL — SportsTravel — News, Insight and Analysis for the Sports-Event Industry

Prudential Center Outside
The areas outside of the Prudential Center in the spring and summer turn into extra fan activations both for New Jersey Devils games and any other events the venue hosts. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

For NHL Arenas, There is No Offseason

On this balmy April evening in Newark, New Jersey, the game experience for NHL fans walking from Penn Station to the Prudential Center starts before they even step into the venue. It’s outside at the area they call “championship plaza” where food trucks tout various fare, a local band plays and fans of both the […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Coyotes Arena Hockey
Fans watch as players warm up prior to the Arizona Coyotes' home-opener against the Winnipeg Jets at the 5,000-seat Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona, on October 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NHL Approves Sale of Arizona Coyotes, Relocation to Salt Lake City

The National Hockey League has approved the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, as well as the relocation of the franchise to Salt Lake City starting with the 2024-2025 season, the league said Thursday afternoon. Ryan and Ashley Smith of Smith Entertainment Group bought the team and its existing assets […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
2026 NHL All-Star Weekend

New York Islanders to Host 2026 NHL All-Star Weekend

The New York Islanders will host the 2026 NHL All-Star Weekend at UBS Arena, the National Hockey League announced on Sunday after the Stadium Series doubleheader at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Additional information including dates will be announced at a later date. The 2026 NHL All-Star Weekend will mark the second time […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Prince Edward Island NHL

NHL Partners with Tourism Prince Edward Island

Tourism Prince Edward Island and the National Hockey League have announced a multi-year North American partnership, naming the Canadian destination as the official travel destination partner of the NHL. The collaboration provides Tourism Prince Edward Island with broadcast exposure during tentpole NHL events through the league’s dasherboard advertising. The partnership will also bring a league […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
NHL Olympic Agreement Hockey
Canada forward Sidney Crosby, left, scores a goal past Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. It was the last time NHL players participated in the Olympics. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NHL Players will Return to Olympic Winter Games in 2026

The best hockey players in the world will again participate in the Winter Olympic Games, beginning with the 2026 Games in Milano-Cortina, Italy, the National Hockey League announced, as well as adding another international event to the calendar that will see an exclusive group of nations participate. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement in […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
2024 NHL Winter Classic rendering
Credit: NHL, Hotopp Creative Studio, Elevate Sports Ventures, Populous

NHL Winter Classic Puts Seattle in National Spotlight

On the heels of a massive 2023 for sports in the region, spotlighted by the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, New Year’s Day will be a big start to 2024 in Seattle. On New Year’s Eve, the playoff-contending Seahawks play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers. New Year’s Day starts for Seattle sports at noon local […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Capitals Proposal
Rendering Courtesy Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Wizards, Capitals Plan Move to Virginia in Tenative Deal

The NBA’s Washington Wizards and NHL’s Washington Capitals have an agreement to move to northern Virginia as part of a mixed-use entertainment district, announced the state of Virginia and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the two professional teams. The proposal, which needs state legislature approval, calls for the creation of a $2 billion sports […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :