Predators, Sharks, Avalanche, Blue Jackets to play in Europe as part of 2022 NHL Global Series


The Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks will be playing in the 2022 NHL Global Series to start the 2022-23 season, according to a news release from the league. There will be 2 exhibit video games and 4 routine season video games that will be played in 4 worldwide cities.

The 2022 NHL Global Series will mark the very first time that the league will hold worldwide video games given that 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, the league has actually held 32 preseason video games and 28 routine season video games in Europe, all as part of the NHL Premiere Series (2007-11) and the NHL Global Series (2017-19).

The Predators and Sharks will take on to open the 2022-23 season with a set of video games at the O2 Arena in Prague on Oct. 7 and 8. The O2 Arena has actually been the website of 5 NHL routine season video games given that 2008. The NHL last dipped into the O2 Arena was when the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3, on Oct. 4, 2019.

Nashville will likewise take part in a preseason contest versus SC Bern of the Swiss National League at PostFinance Arena in Bern, Switzerland on Oct. 3. Meanwhile, San Jose will handle Eisbaren Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin on Oct. 4.

This marks the very first time that the Predators will be playing in Europe. Nashville’s just previous worldwide video game came when the Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Oct. 6, 2000.

The Avalanche and Blue Jackets will do fight in a set of video games at Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland on Nov. 4 and 5. Colorado formerly played in the 2017 NHL Global Series when they dealt with the Ottawa Senators for 2 video games in Stockholm on Nov. 10 and 11, 2017.

The 2022 NHL Global Series matches in Tampere will be the very first 2 routine season video games ever played in the Finnish city. Tampere formerly hosted NHL preseason video games in 2009 and 2010.

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