It’s On! The NHL Returns To Sportsnet!

The puck drops on a new season, and the all-Canadian Scotia NHL North Division, on Wednesday To all of our partners from coast to coast to coast, Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful holiday break full of rest and reflection. We’re relieved to turn the page on 2020, the longest year any of us can probably remember, and to look forward to the new stories we’ll write together. 

And what represents a new beginning better than a clean sheet of ice? The 2020-21 NHL season begins January 13th on Sportsnet. It’s on! with more than 300 NHL broadcasts (including 64 all-Canadian matchups exclusive to Sportsnet) across our TV channels and NHL Centre Ice. In addition, 140 all-Canadian matchups will be available across the Sportsnet Radio Network.

All eyes north of the border are on the all-new, all-Canadian Scotia NHL North Division. History will be made, that much is certain, as this season’s realigned divisions guarantee a Canadian team will reach the semifinals in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the Winnipeg Jets in 2018 and Ottawa Senators in 2017! 

Speaking of Canadian teams, this week Sportsnet proudly announced a multi-year regional broadcast rights extension with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, continuing our long-standing partnership in bringing world-class entertainment to hockey fans in Alberta and across Canada.

This season, games will be within realigned divisions only, including the Scotia NHL North Division, which is made up exclusively of the seven Canadian-based teams. Each team in the newly named MassMutual NHL East, Discover NHL Central and Honda NHL West Divisions will play every other divisional rival eight times, while Scotia NHL North teams will compete nine or 10 times.