2021-22 season
NHL plans for return to 82-game schedule, previous divisions next season 🏒
The NHL is hoping and planning for a 2021-22 season with a full 82-game schedule and fully vaccinated players returning to pre-COVID-19 conditions.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly on Monday briefed general managers on the guidelines for next season and a variety of other topics in a video conference called by senior executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell.
The regular season will begin in October and end in April followed by the Stanley Cup Playoffs ending in June.