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NHL | Jul 31, 2023 | 3 min read

When Does The NHL Schedule Come Out?

Written by
Chris Babu
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It’s almost time to again drop the puck on another season of NHL hockey. Following the Las Vegas Knights celebrating their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history, the NHL has had a busy offseason. There were the NHL Awards, the NHL Draft, and the start of free agency — and before we know it, players will be reporting to training camp and playing preseason games.

The good news is that hockey fans can already start planning what games they want to attend in the 2023-24 season. The season schedule was released at the end of June. With the regular season starting on Tuesday, October 10, now’s the time to start planning your games and your contingency plan for any games you can’t make. That’s where TiqAssist comes in.

When Do NHL Season Tickets Go on Sale?

When do NHL tickets go on sale? This tends to vary by team, but most NHL teams offer the opportunity for fans to make a deposit on next year’s season tickets during the second half of the current season. For instance, teams that follow this method would likely have begun taking deposits for 2023-24 season tickets in the final weeks of the 2022-23 season. However, almost all teams start selling season tickets for the next season following the conclusion of their present season.

Those interested in buying season tickets are wise to act quickly. A high draft pick, a busy free agency or a big trade can often drive up the price of season tickets during the offseason. For example, the Blackhawks saw a surge in season ticket requests this summer when they landed the No. 1 overall draft pick and selected top prospect Connor Bedard, making the market for season tickets much more competitive.

When Do Single-Game NHL Tickets Go on Sale?

When NHL teams release single-game tickets varies, but it generally happens around the time training camp starts in mid-September. This is the best time to cash in on tickets before prices go up once they hit the resale market.

Single-game tickets can be hard to come by for the biggest games and most anticipated matchups. And comparing resale marketplaces is tedious and can often lead to overpayment for seats. With all this in mind, we suggest trying to score tickets as soon as possible.

When Do Winter Classic Tickets Go on Sale?

The NHL’s annual New Year’s Day outdoor game is a 2023 Western Conference Finals rematch between the Seattle Kraken and Las Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. One of the most in-demand games of the NHL regular season, tickets are currently on sale now. Click here to get your tickets before they sell out.

When Do NHL Playoff Tickets Go on Sale?

With so much parity in the NHL, oftentimes, playoff matchups aren’t decided until the final day of the season. But once the regular season concludes and matchups are set, playoff tickets go on sale. Season ticket holders usually get first dibs on playoff tickets, and what’s left becomes available to the general public after. Teams tend to sell playoff tickets for each round of the playoffs, but they won’t charge fans for games that aren’t played due to elimination or a series ending in less than seven games.

When do Stanley Cup tickets go on sale? Typically, not until after the conference champions have been decided.

Listing Your Tickets With TiqAssist

When it comes to NHL season ticket resale, there’s no partner like the experts at TiqAssist. As hockey fans and season ticket holders ourselves, we know that selling unused seats is easier said than done. That’s where we come in. When you list with TiqAssist, we’ll guarantee that your tickets will sell. If they don’t, we’ll buy them from you at the market price. Either way, you win. Contact us today for more information about how TiqAssist can help you maximize your return on investment.

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