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==Regular Season==
 
==Regular Season==
 
===Heritage Classic===
 
===Heritage Classic===
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The [[2016 NHL Heritage Classic]] will be held on October 23, 2016, at Investors Group Field, home of the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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The Winnipeg Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers in their first outdoor game and second for the Oilers after the [[2003 NHL Heritage Classic]].
 
===Centennial Classic and Winter Classic===
 
===Centennial Classic and Winter Classic===
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NHL and the 50th anniversary of its expansion into a continent-wide league, the NHL will hold two outdoor showcase games over New Year's Day weekend.
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On Sunday, January 1, 2017, the one-off special Centennial Classic will be hosted in Toronto, Ontario's BMO Field, hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the league's two remaining charter franchises and who themselves are celebrating 100 years in business.
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The Maple Leafs will host the Detroit Red Wings in a rematch of the [[2014 NHL Winter Classic]].
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The ninth NHL Winter Classic will be held on the afternoon of Monday, January 2, 2017. That game will be hosted by the St. Louis Blues, one of the six teams added in the Great Expansion of 1967 that are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary.
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The Blues will host their archrivals, the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
===Stadium Series===
 
===Stadium Series===
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Just like in 2015, only one Stadium Series game will be played. The game will feature the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field (home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers) on February 25, 2017.
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This will be the second time Pittsburgh has hosted an outdoor game (the first being the [[2011 NHL Winter Classic]]) hosted at the same venue.
 
===All-Star Game===
 
===All-Star Game===
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The 62nd NHL All-Star Game will be held in Los Angeles, California at Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
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The format will be identical to the 2016 All-Star Game.
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==Milestones==
 
==Milestones==
 
==Uniform==
 
==Uniform==

Revision as of 18:48, 22 June 2016

The 2016–17 NHL season will be the 100th season of operation (99th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Thirty teams will compete in 82-game regular season from October 12, 2016 to April 9, 2017.

The 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs will then begin on April 12th and last until mid-June.

League Business

Salary Cap

In December of 2015, commissioner Gary Bettman told teams that he projected the salary cap to least $74.5 million for the 2016–17 season.

It could increase as much as $3.1 million.

Rule Changes

Media Rights

The national broadcast rights will remain with NBC Sports (in the United States) and Sportsnet (in Canada) under long-term contracts signed in previous seasons.

Coaching Changes

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2015–16 coach 2016–17 coach Story / Accomplishments
Anaheim Ducks Bruce Boudreau Randy Carlyle Boudreau was fired on April 29, 2016, after losing in the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boudreau accumulated a 208–104–40 regular season record and a 21–15 playoff record with the Ducks over five seasons. The Ducks won four consecutive Pacific Division titles from 2012–13 to 2015–16. On June 14, 2016, the Ducks announced that Carlyle, the Ducks' coach from 2005 to 2011, would return to the team to become their head coach for the second time; Carlyle had spent most of the interim coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2012 to 2015.
Calgary Flames Bob Hartley Glen Gulutzan Hartley was fired on May 3, 2016, after accumulating a record of 134–135–25 record over four seasons in Calgary. He was fired just one season after winning the Jack Adams Award for Coach of the Year in the 2014–15 season. On June 17, 2016, Gulutzan was named head coach. He was previously the head coach of the Dallas Stars and most recently an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks.
Minnesota Wild Mike Yeo
John Torchetti*
Bruce Boudreau

Yeo began the season as the head coach, but was fired on February 13, 2016, after posting a 23–22–10 record through 55 games. In 4½ seasons with the Wild, he compiled a record of 173–132–44. Yeo was named head coach in waiting for the St. Louis Blues and will serve one season as associate head coach before current head coach Ken Hitchcock retires. Torchetti finished the season with a record of 15–11–1, lost 4–2 to the Dallas Stars in the 2016 First Round, and was dismissed May 7, 2016; Torchetti eventually became an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings. On the same day, Boudreau and the Wild reached an agreement for him to become their next head coach. In five seasons with the Ducks, Boudreau accumulated a regular season record of 208–104–40 and a playoff record of 21–15, while winning four consecutive Pacific Division titles from 2012–13 to 2015–16.

Ottawa Senators Dave Cameron Guy Boucher Cameron was fired on April 12, 2016, after accumulating a record of 70–50–17 after 1¾ seasons. The team made the postseason once under his tenure losing to the Montreal Canadiens, 4–2 in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach Story / Accomplishments

(*) Indicates interim.

Arena Changes

This will be the Edmonton Oilers' first season at Rogers Place replacing their old arena Rexall Place.

The team will play its first regular season home game on October 12, 2016 against the Calgary Flames.

It will also be the Detroit Red Wings' final season at Joe Louis Arena before moving into their new arena, Little Caesars Arena in October of 2017 in time for the 2017–18 NHL season.

Regular Season

Heritage Classic

The 2016 NHL Heritage Classic will be held on October 23, 2016, at Investors Group Field, home of the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Winnipeg Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers in their first outdoor game and second for the Oilers after the 2003 NHL Heritage Classic.

Centennial Classic and Winter Classic

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NHL and the 50th anniversary of its expansion into a continent-wide league, the NHL will hold two outdoor showcase games over New Year's Day weekend.

On Sunday, January 1, 2017, the one-off special Centennial Classic will be hosted in Toronto, Ontario's BMO Field, hosted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the league's two remaining charter franchises and who themselves are celebrating 100 years in business.

The Maple Leafs will host the Detroit Red Wings in a rematch of the 2014 NHL Winter Classic.

The ninth NHL Winter Classic will be held on the afternoon of Monday, January 2, 2017. That game will be hosted by the St. Louis Blues, one of the six teams added in the Great Expansion of 1967 that are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary.

The Blues will host their archrivals, the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

Stadium Series

Just like in 2015, only one Stadium Series game will be played. The game will feature the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins at Heinz Field (home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers) on February 25, 2017.

This will be the second time Pittsburgh has hosted an outdoor game (the first being the 2011 NHL Winter Classic) hosted at the same venue.

All-Star Game

The 62nd NHL All-Star Game will be held in Los Angeles, California at Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

The format will be identical to the 2016 All-Star Game.

Milestones

Uniform