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Throughout the history of the National Hockey League (NHL), there has been a long-standing tradition of international games played by NHL teams. The following is a list of games played by NHL teams against other NHL teams and non-NHL teams outside the United States and Canada, as well games played by NHL teams in the United States and Canada against non-NHL teams. In the tables below bolded team names denote winners.

Europe Edit

1938 Detroit Red Wings–Montreal Canadiens European tour Edit

In 1938, for the first time in NHL history two of the league's teams, the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens, went on a tour of Europe with a nine-game series in England and France. The Canadiens won the series with a record of 5–3–1.

Date City Team Team Score
April 21 Earls Court, England Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 5–4
April 23 Brighton, England Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 5–5
April 25 Paris, France Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 10–8
April 27 Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 4–3
April 29 Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 7–5
May 5 Earls Court, England 6–3
May 7 Brighton, England Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 10–5
May 10 Earls Court, England Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 5–4
May 14 Brighton, England Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 5–2

1959 Boston Bruins–New York Rangers European tour Edit

In 1959, the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers (aided by Bobby Hull of the Chicago Black Hawks) went on a 23-game tour of Europe, visiting England, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria. The Rangers won the series with a record of 11–9–3.

Date City Team Team Score
April 29 London, England Boston Bruins New York Rangers 7–5
April 30 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 4–3
May 2 Geneva, Switzerland 4–3
May 3 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 12–4
May 4 Paris, France Boston Bruins New York Rangers 6–2
May 5 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 6–4
May 6 Antwerp, Belgium 6–3
May 7 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 6–3
May 8 8–4
May 9 Zurich, Switzerland 7–6
May 10 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 4–2
May 12 Dortmund, Germany Boston Bruins New York Rangers 4–2
May 13 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 6–4
May 14 Essen, Germany 6–4
May 15 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 4–3
May 16 Krefeld, Germany 8–0
May 17 7–2
May 19 Berlin, Germany Boston Bruins New York Rangers 6–6
May 20 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 3–2
May 21 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 8–2
May 22 Vienna, Austria Boston Bruins New York Rangers 2–2
May 23 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 5–3
May 24 Boston Bruins New York Rangers 4–4

1975–76 Super Series Edit

Main article: Super Series '76

In late 1975 and early 1976, two Soviet League teams from Moscow, USSR (CSKA, also known as "Red Army", and Krylya Sovetov, also known as "Soviet Wings") played an eight-game series against several NHL teams (the Chicago Black Hawks, the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins). The games took place in the USA and Canada. The Soviet teams won the series with a record of 5–2–1. Individually, CSKA had a record of 2–1–1 and Krylya Sovetov had a record of 3–1–0.

Date City Team Team Score
December 28, 1975 New York City, USA CSKA Moscow New York Rangers 7–3
December 29, 1975 Pittsburgh, USA Krylya Sovetov Moscow Pittsburgh Penguins 7–4
December 31, 1975 Montreal, Canada CSKA Moscow Montreal Canadiens 3–3
January 4, 1976 Buffalo, USA Krylya Sovetov Moscow Buffalo Sabres 12–6
January 7, 1976 Chicago, USA Krylya Sovetov Moscow Chicago Black Hawks 4–2
January 8, 1976 Boston, USA CSKA Moscow Boston Bruins 5–2
January 10, 1976 New York City, USA Krylya Sovetov Moscow New York Islanders 2–1
January 11, 1976 Philadelphia, USA CSKA Moscow Philadelphia Flyers 4–1

1977–78 Czech NHL tour and Super Series Edit

In late 1977 and early 1978, two Czechoslovakian teams (Poldi Kladno and Tesla Pardubice) along with one Soviet team (Spartak Moscow) went on a 13-game tour of the NHL, playing against several NHL teams (the Atlanta Flames, the Chicago Black Hawks, the Cleveland Barons, the Colorado Rockies, the Detroit Red Wings, the Minnesota North Stars, the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, the St. Louis Blues, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Vancouver Canucks). Games took place in the United States and Canada. Both sides finished the series with 6–6–1 records. Individually, Kladno had a record of 2–1–1, Pardubice had a record of 1–3–0 (combined Czech record of 3–4–1), and Spartak had a record of 3–2–0.

Date City Team Team Score
December 26, 1977 New York City, USA Poldi Kladno New York Rangers 4–4
December 28, 1977 Vancouver, Canada Spartak Moscow Vancouver Canucks 2–0
December 31, 1977 Chicago, USA Poldi Kladno Chicago Black Hawks 6–4
January 2, 1978 Toronto, Canada Toronto Maple Leafs 8–5
January 3, 1978 Denver, USA Spartak Moscow Colorado Rockies 8–3
January 4, 1978 Cleveland, USA Poldi Kladno Cleveland Barons 4–3
January 5, 1978 St. Louis, USA Spartak Moscow St. Louis Blues 2–1
January 6, 1978 Montreal, Canada Spartak Moscow Montreal Canadiens 5–2

1978–79 Super Series Edit

In late 1978 and early 1979, Soviet Union's Krylya Sovetov from Moscow played a four-game series against NHL teams (the Boston Bruins, the Detroit Red Wings, the Minnesota North Stars, and the Philadelphia Flyers). Games took place in the United States. Krylya Sovetov won the series with a 2–1–1 record.

Date City Team Team Score
December 31, 1978 Bloomington Krylya Sovetov Minnesota North Stars 8–5
January 2, 1979 Philadelphia Krylya Sovetov Philadelphia Flyers 4–4
January 4, 1979 Detroit Krylya Sovetov Detroit Red Wings 6–5
January 9, 1979 Boston Krylya Sovetov Boston Bruins 4–1

1979–80 Super Series Edit

In late 1979 and early 1980, two Soviet teams from Moscow, CSKA and Dynamo, played a nine-game series against several NHL teams (the Buffalo Sabres, the Edmonton Oilers, the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Quebec Nordiques, the Vancouver Canucks, the Washington Capitals, and the Winnipeg Jets). Games took place in the USA and Canada. The Moscow teams won the series with a record of 5–3–1. Individually, CSKA had a record of 3–2–0, and Dynamo had a record of 2–1–1.

Date City Team Team Score
December 26, 1979 Vancouver, Canada Dynamo Moscow Vancouver Canucks 6–2
December 27, 1979 New York City, USA CSKA Moscow New York Rangers 5–2
December 29, 1979 New York Islanders 3–2
December 31, 1979 Montreal, Canada CSKA Moscow Montreal Canadiens 4–2
January 2, 1980 Winnipeg, Canada Dynamo Moscow Winnipeg Jets 7–0
January 3, 1980 Buffalo, USA CSKA Moscow Buffalo Sabres 6–1
January 4, 1980 Edmonton, Canada Dynamo Moscow Edmonton Oilers 4–1
January 6, 1980 Quebec, Canada CSKA Moscow Quebec Nordiques 6–4

1980 NHL–Sweden tournament Edit

In 1980, the Minnesota North Stars and the Washington Capitals participated in a five-game tournament in Sweden with Swedish teams AIK Stockholm and Djurgarden Stockholm. The NHL teams won the tournament with a record of 5–1–0 (including the first NHL-only game; 4–0–0 against Swedish opponents). Minnesota had a record of 2–1–0 and Washington had a record of 3–0–0. Both Swedish teams had a record of 0–2–0.

Date City Team Team Score
September 22 Stockholm Washington Capitals Minnesota North Stars 4–3 OT
September 23 Minnesota North Stars Djurgarden Stockholm 8–0
September 24 Washington Capitals AIK Stockholm 2–1
September 25 Minnesota North Stars AIK Stockholm 4–3
September 26 Washington Capitals Djurgarden Stockholm 3–2

1981 NHL–Europe tournament Edit

In 1981, the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals participated in a nine-game tournament in Finland and Sweden with Finnish teams HIFK and Oulun Kärpät, and Swedish teams Frölunda, AIK, and Djurgarden. The NHL teams won the tournament with a 6–4–0 record (including the NHL-only game; 5–3–0 excluding it). New York had a record of 4–1–0 and Washington had a record of 2–3–0 (both including the NHL-only game). AIK had a record of 1–1–0, Djurgarden had a record of 0–2–0, Frölunda had a record of 1–1–0, HIFK had a record of 1–0–0, Kärpät had a record of 0–1–0 (for a combined European total of 3–5–0).

Date City Team Team Score
September 17 Helsinki, Finland New York Rangers HIFK Helsinki 1–4
Gothenburg, Sweden Washington Capitals Frölunda Gothenburg 4–7
September 18 Stockholm, Sweden AIK Stockholm 1–6
New York Rangers Djurgarden Stockholm 5–1
September 20 Washington Capitals 4–1
September 22 Washington Capitals Djurgarden Stockholm 5–2
September 22 Gothenburg, Sweden New York Rangers Frölunda Gothenburg 7–1
September 23 Stockholm, Sweden AIK Stockholm 4–1
September 24 Oulu, Finland Washington Capitals Oulun Kärpät 5–3

1982–83 Super Series Edit

In late 1982 and early 1983, the USSR national team played a six-game series against several NHL teams (the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers, the Minnesota North Stars, the Montreal Canadiens, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Quebec Nordiques). Games took place in the USA and Canada. The USSR team won the series with a 4–2–0 record.

Date City Team Team Score
December 28, 1982 Edmonton, Canada Soviet Union Edmonton Oilers 4–3
December 30, 1982 Quebec, Canada Soviet Union Quebec Nordiques 3–0
December 31, 1982 Montreal, Canada Montreal Canadiens 5–0
January 2, 1983 Calgary, Canada Soviet Union Calgary Flames 3–2
January 4, 1983 Bloomington, USA Soviet Union Minnesota North Stars 6–3
January 6, 1983 Philadelphia, USA Philadelphia Flyers 5–1

1985–86 Super Series Edit

In late 1985 and early 1986, two Soviet teams from Moscow, CSKA and Dynamo, played a ten-game series against several NHL teams (the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Minnesota North Stars, the Montreal Canadiens, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Quebec Nordiques, and the St. Louis Blues). Games took place in the USA and Canada. The Moscow teams won the series with a record of 7–2–1. Individually, CSKA had a record of 5–1–0 and Dynamo had a record of 2–1–1.

Date City Team Team Score
December 26, 1985 Los Angeles, USA CSKA Moscow Los Angeles Kings 5–2
December 27, 1985 Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Oilers 6–3
December 29, 1985 Quebec, Canada CSKA Moscow Quebec Nordiques 5–1
December 31, 1985 Montreal, Canada CSKA Moscow Montreal Canadiens 6–1
January 2, 1985 St. Louis, USA St. Louis Blues 4–2
January 4, 1985 Bloomington, USA Minnesota North Stars 4–3 (OT)
January 6, 1985 Boston, USA Dynamo Moscow Boston Bruins 6–4
January 8, 1985 Buffalo, USA Buffalo Sabres 7–4

1988–89 Super Series Edit

In late 1988 and early 1989 two Soviet League teams, CSKA Moscow and Dinamo Riga, played a 14-games series against several NHL teams (the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Calgary Flames, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Edmonton Oilers, the Hartford Whalers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Minnesota North Stars, the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Quebec Nordiques, the St. Louis Blues, and the Vancouver Canucks). Games took place in the USA and Canada. Both sides finished with a record of 6–6–2. Individually, CSKA had a record of 4–2–1 and Dinamo had a record of 2–4–1.

Date City Team Team Score
December 26, 1988 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada CSKA Moscow Quebec Nordiques 5–5
December 27, 1988 Calgary, AB, Canada Dinamo Riga Calgary Flames 2–2
December 28, 1988 Edmonton, AB, Canada Edmonton Oilers 1–2
December 29, 1988 Uniondale, New York, USA CSKA Moscow New York Islanders 3–2
December 30, 1988 Vancouver, BC, Canada Dinamo Riga Vancouver Canucks 1–6
December 31, 1988 Boston, Massachusetts, USA CSKA Moscow Boston Bruins 5–4
Inglewood, California, USA Dinamo Riga Los Angeles Kings 5–3
January 2, 1989 East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA CSKA Moscow New Jersey Devils 5–0
January 4, 1989 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA CSKA Moscow Pittsburgh Penguins 2–4
Chicago, Illinois, USA Dinamo Riga Chicago Blackhawks 1–4
January 5, 1989 St. Louis, Missouri, USA St. Louis Blues 0–5
January 7, 1989 Bloomington, Minnesota, USA Dinamo Riga Minnesota North Stars 2–1
Hartford, Connecticut, USA CSKA Moscow Hartford Whalers 6–3
January 9, 1989 Buffalo, New York, USA CSKA Moscow Buffalo Sabres 5–6 (OT)

1989 Calgary Flames–Washington Capitals European tour Edit

In 1989, the Calgary Flames and the Washington Capitals went on a twelve-game European tour, playing against teams from Sweden (Färjestads BK and Brynäs IF) and the USSR (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Dinamo Riga, Khimik Voskresensk, Krylya Sovetov Moscow, SKA Leningrad, Sokol Kiev, and Spartak Moscow). The Flames preceded these games with a two-game series in Czechoslovakia against the Czechoslovakia national team, losing both. The NHL teams won the series with a record of 7–5–0 (0–2–0 against Czechoslovakia, 1–1–0 against the Swedish teams, and 6–2–0 against Soviet teams). Individually, Calgary had a record of 3–3–0 and Washington had a record of 4–2–0.

Date City Team Team Score
September 10 Prague, Czechoslovakia Calgary Flames Czechoslovakia 4–2
September 11 4–1
September 12 Karlstad, Sweden Washington Capitals Färjestads BK 7–4
September 13 Gävle, Sweden Washington Capitals Brynäs IF 3–1
September 14 Voskresensk, USSR Calgary Flames Khimik Voskresensk 4–2
September 15 Moscow, USSR Washington Capitals Spartak Moscow 8–7 OT
September 16 Kiev, USSR Calgary Flames Sokol Kiev 5–2
September 17 Moskva, USSR Washington Capitals Dynamo Moscow 7–2
September 18 Calgary Flames Krylya Sovetov Moscow 3–2 OT
September 19 Riga, USSR Washington Capitals Dinamo Riga 2–1 OT
September 20 Moskva, USSR Calgary Flames CSKA Moscow 2–1
September 21 Leningrad, USSR Washington Capitals SKA Leningrad 5–4

1989–90 Super Series Edit

In late 1989 and early 1990 a record four Soviet teams (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Khimik Voskresensk, and Krylya Sovetov Moscow went on a 21-game tour of North America, playing against every NHL team (the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Calgary Flames, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Detroit Red Wings, the Edmonton Oilers, the Hartford Whalers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Minnesota North Stars, the Montreal Canadiens, the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Quebec Nordiques, the St. Louis Blues, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Vancouver Canucks, the Washington Capitals, and the Winnipeg Jets). Games took place in the USA and Canada. The Soviet teams won the series with a record of 11–9–1. Individually, CSKA has a record of 4–1–0, Dynamo had a record of 3–2–0, Khimik had a record of 3–3–0, and Krylya Sovetov had a record of 1–3–1.

Date City Team Team Score
September 10 Prague, Czechoslovakia Calgary Flames Czechoslovakia 2–4
September 11 1–4
September 12 Karlstad, Sweden Washington Capitals Färjestad BK 4–7
September 13 Gävle, Sweden Washington Capitals Brynäs IF 3–1
September 14 Voskresensk, USSR Calgary Flames Khimik Voskresensk 4–2
September 15 Moscow, USSR Washington Capitals Spartak Moscow 8–7 (OT)
September 16 Kiev, USSR Calgary Flames Sokol Kiev 5–2
September 17 Moscow, USSR Washington Capitals Dynamo Moscow 2–7
September 18 Calgary Flames Krylya Sovetov Moscow 3–2 (OT)
September 19 Riga, USSR Washington Capitals Dinamo Riga 2–1 (OT)
September 20 Moscow, USSR Calgary Flames CSKA Moscow 1–2
September 21 Leningrad, USSR Washington Capitals SKA Leningrad 5–4

1990 Edmonton Oilers–St. Louis Blues European tournament Edit

In 1990, the Edmonton Oilers and the St. Louis Blues participated in a four-game tournament in Europe, taking place in Austria and Germany, playing against the Austrian team Graz EC and the German team Düsseldorf EG. The NHL teams won the tournament with a record of 3–0–0, excluding the NHL-only game.

Date City Team Team Score
September 6 Graz, Austria Edmonton Oilers Graz EC 12–3
September 6 Düsseldorf, Germany St. Louis Blues Düsseldorf EG 3–1
September 7 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
September 8 St. Louis Blues Edmonton Oilers 10–1

1990 Minnesota North Stars–Montreal Canadiens European tour Edit

In 1990, the Minnesota North Stars and the Montreal Canadiens went on a nine-game tour of Europe, with a game in Sweden against AIK, and the rest in the USSR against CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Riga, Dynamo Moscow, Khimik Voskresensk, Krylya Sovetov Moscow, a SKA Leningrad/Torpedo Yaroslavl joint squad, Sokol Kiev, and Spartak Moscow. The European teams won the series with a record of 5–4–0. Individually, the Canadiens had a record of 3–2–0 and the North Stars had a record of 1–3–0.

Date City Team Team Score
September 10 Stockholm, Sweden Montreal Canadiens AIK Stockholm 7–1
September 12 Leningrad, USSR SKA Leningrad/Torpedo Yaroslavl 5–3
September 13 Moscow, USSR Minnesota North Stars Spartak Moscow 8–5
September 14 Riga, USSR Montreal Canadiens Dinamo Riga 4–2
September 15 Moskva, USSR Minnesota North Stars Krylya Sovetov Moscow 3–2 OT
September 16 Montreal Canadiens Dynamo Moscow 4–1
September 17 Voskresensk, USSR Minnesota North Stars Khimik Voskresensk 3–2
September 18 Moscow, USSR Montreal Canadiens CSKA Moscow 3–2 OT
September 19 Kiev, USSR Minnesota North Stars Sokol Kiev 5–0

1990–91 Super Series Edit

In late 1990 and early 1991 three Soviet teams (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, and Khimik Voskresensk) went on a 21-game tour of North America, playing against all 21 NHL teams (the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Calgary Flames, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Detroit Red Wings, the Edmonton Oilers, the Hartford Whalers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Minnesota North Stars, the Montreal Canadiens, the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Quebec Nordiques, the St. Louis Blues, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Vancouver Canucks, the Washington Capitals, and the Winnipeg Jets). Games took place in the USA and Canada. The Soviet teams won the series with a record of 12–6–3. Individually, CSKA had a record of 6–1–0, Dynamo had a record of 3–2–2, and Khimik had a record of 3–3–1.

Date City Team Team Score
December 3, 1990 Los Angeles, USA Khimik Voskresensk Los Angeles Kings 5–1
December 5, 1990 St. Louis, USA St. Louis Blues 4–2
December 8, 1990 New York City, USA New York Islanders 2–2
December 10, 1990 Montreal, Canada Khimik Voskresensk Montreal Canadiens 6–3
December 12, 1990 Buffalo, USA Buffalo Sabres 5–4 (OT)
December 16, 1990 Boston, USA Boston Bruins 5–2
December 18, 1990 Bloomington, USA Khimik Voskresensk Minnesota North Stars 6–4
December 26, 1990 Detroit, USA CSKA Moscow Detroit Red Wings 5–2
December 31, 1990 New York City, USA New York Rangers 6–1
January 1, 1991 Toronto, Canada Dynamo Moscow Toronto Maple Leafs 7–4
January 3, 1991 Hartford, USA Hartford Whalers 0–0
January 4, 1991 Calgary, Canada CSKA Moscow Calgary Flames 6–4
January 6, 1991 East Rutherford, USA Dynamo Moscow New Jersey Devils 2–2
January 8, 1991 Washington, USA Washington Capitals 3–2
January 9, 1991 Winnipeg, Canada CSKA Moscow Winnipeg Jets 6–4
January 10, 1991 Philadelphia, USA Dynamo Moscow Philadelphia Flyers 4–1
January 12, 1991 Pittsburgh, USA Pittsburgh Penguins 4–3
January 13, 1991 Vancouver, Canada CSKA Moscow Vancouver Canucks 4–3
January 15, 1991 Quebec, Canada Dynamo Moscow Quebec Nordiques 4–1

1992 Chicago Blackhawks–Montreal Canadiens English games Edit

In 1992, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Montreal Canadiens played a two-game series in England. Each team won one game.

Date City Team Team Score
September 12 London Chicago Blackhawks Montreal Canadiens 3–2
September 13 Chicago Blackhawks Montreal Canadiens 5–4 OT

1993 New York Rangers–Toronto Maple Leafs English games Edit

In 1993, the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs played a two-game series in England. The Rangers won both games.

Date City Team Team Score
September 11 London Toronto Maple Leafs New York Rangers 3–5
September 12 New York Rangers Toronto Maple Leafs 3–1

1994 Winnipeg Jets Finnish games Edit

In 1994, the Winnipeg Jets played a two-game series in Finland against the Finnish teams HIFK Helsinki and Tappara Tampere. The Jets won both games.

Date City Team Team Score
September 9 Helsinki Winnipeg Jets Tappara Tampere 8–2
September 11 HIFK Helsinki 5–3

1998 Buffalo Sabres–Tampa Bay Lightning Austrian tournament Edit

In 1998, the Buffalo Sabres and the Tampa Bay Lightning played in a three-game tournament in Austria against the Austrian teams KAC Klagenfurt and VEU Feldkirch. The NHL teams won the tournament with a record of 2–0–0, excluding the NHL-only game.

Date City Team Team Score
September 15 Klagenfurt Tampa Bay Lightning VEU Feldkirch 4–1
September 16 Buffalo Sabres KAC Klagenfurt 5–1
September 18 Innsbruck Tampa Bay Lightning Buffalo Sabres 5–1

2000 NHL Challenge Edit

Main article: NHL Challenge

In 2000, the Vancouver Canucks played a two-game series in Sweden against the Swedish teams Djurgarden Stockholm and MoDo Ornskoldsvik. The Canucks won both games.

Date City Team Team Score
September 13 Stockholm Vancouver Canucks MoDo Ornskoldsvik 5–2
September 15 Djurgarden Stockholm 2–1 OT

2001 NHL Challenge Edit

Main article: NHL Challenge

In 2001, the Colorado Avalanche played a single game in Sweden against the Swedish team Brynas Gavle. The Avalanche won. Two more games were scheduled (against Djurgarden and Jokerit), but the tour was cut short due to the September 11 attacks.

Date City Team Team Score
September 16 Stockholm Colorado Avalanche Brynas Gavle 5–3

2003 NHL Challenge Edit

Main article: NHL Challenge

In 2003, the Toronto Maple Leafs played a three-game series in Finland and Sweden against the Finnish team Jokerit Helsinki and the Swedish teams Djurgarden Stockholm and Farjestad Karlstad. The Maple Leafs won all games.

Date City Team Team Score
September 16 Helsinki, Finland Toronto Maple Leafs Jokerit Helsinki 5–3
September 18 Stockholm, Sweden Djurgarden Stockholm 9–2
September 19 Farjestad Karlstad 3–0

2007 NHL Premiere Edit

Main article: 2007–08 NHL season

In 2007, the NHL opened its regular season in Europe for the first time. The Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings played a two-game series in England. Each team won one game. Prior to this, the Kings played a two-game series in Austria against the Austrian team Red Bull Salzburg and the Swedish team Farjestad Karlstad, winning both.

Date City Team Team Score
September 25 Salzburg, Austria Los Angeles Kings Red Bull Salzburg 7–6
September 26 Farjestad Karlstad 3–2
September 29 London, England Anaheim Ducks Los Angeles Kings 1–4
September 30 Los Angeles Kings Anaheim Ducks 1–4

2008 NHL Premiere Edit

In 2008, four teams from the NHL (the New York Rangers, the Ottawa Senators, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Tampa Bay Lightning) opened their regular seasons in Europe. The Rangers and the Lightning played a two-game series in the Czech Republic, with the Rangers winning both games. The Senators and the Penguins played a two-game series in Sweden, with each team winning one game. Prior to this, the Rangers played in the inaugural Victoria Cup against Metallurg Magnitogorsk from Russia. All four teams also played against various European teams (Eisbären Berlin from Germany, SC Bern from Switzerland, Slovan Bratislava from Slovakia, Jokerit Helsinki from Finland, and Frölunda Gothenburg from Sweden. The NHL teams won all games.

Date City Team Team Score
September 28 Berlin, Germany Tampa Bay Lightning Eisbären Berlin 4–1
September 30 Bern, Switzerland New York Rangers SC Bern 8–1
Bratislava, Slovakia Tampa Bay Lightning Slovan Bratislava 3–2 (SO)
October 1 Bern, Switzerland New York Rangers Metallurg Magnitogorsk 4–3
October 2 Helsinki, Finland Pittsburgh Penguins Jokerit Helsinki 4–1
Gothenburg, Sweden Ottawa Senators Frölunda Gothenburg 4–1
October 4 Prague, Czech Republic New York Rangers Tampa Bay Lightning 2–1
Stockholm, Sweden Pittsburgh Penguins Ottawa Senators 4–3 (OT)
October 5 Prague, Czech Republic Tampa Bay Lightning New York Rangers 1–2
Stockholm, Sweden Ottawa Senators Pittsburgh Penguins 3–1

2009 NHL Premiere Edit

In 2009, once more four teams from the NHL (the Chicago Blackhawks, the Detroit Red Wings, the Florida Panthers, and the St. Louis Blues) opened their regular seasons in Europe. The Blackhawks and the Panthers played a two-game series in Finland, with each team winning once. The Red Wings and the Blues played a two-game series in Sweden, with the Blues winning both games. Prior to this, the Blackhawks played in the second annual Victoria Cup against ZSC Lions from Switzerland. All four teams also played against various European teams (Jokerit Helsinki and Tappara Tampere from Finland, HC Davos from Switzerland, and Färjestads BK and Linköpings HC from Sweden). The NHL teams had a record of 4–2–0 against the European teams.

Date City Team Team Score
September 28 Tampere, Finland Florida Panthers Tappara Tampere 2–3 (SO)
Zürich, Switzerland Chicago Blackhawks HC Davos 9–2
September 29 Linköping, Sweden St. Louis Blues Linköpings HC 6–0
Zurich, Switzerland Chicago Blackhawks ZSC Lions 1–2
September 30 Helsinki, Finland Florida Panthers Jokerit Helsinki 4–2
Karlstad, Sweden Detroit Red Wings Färjestad BK 6–2
October 2 Helsinki, Finland Florida Panthers Chicago Blackhawks 4–3 (SO)
Stockholm, Sweden Detroit Red Wings St. Louis Blues 3–4
October 3 Helsinki, Finland Chicago Blackhawks Florida Panthers 4–0
Stockholm, Sweden St. Louis Blues Detroit Red Wings 5–3

2010 NHL Premiere Edit

Main article: 2010–11 NHL season

In 2010, a record six NHL teams (the Boston Bruins, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Minnesota Wild, the Phoenix Coyotes, and the San Jose Sharks) will open their regular seasons in Europe. The Hurricanes and the Wild played a two-game series in Finland, with the Hurricanes winning both games. The Blue Jackets and the Sharks played a two-game series in Sweden, with each team winning one game. The Bruins and the Coyotes played a two-game series in the Czech Republic, with each team winning one game. Prior to this, all six teams also played against various European teams (Adler Mannheim from Germany, Belfast Giants Selects from Northern Ireland, SKA Saint Petersburg from Russia, Ilves Tampere from Finland, HC Liberec from the Czech Republic, Malmö Redhawks from Sweden, and Dinamo Riga from Latvia). The NHL teams had a record of 6–1–0 against the European teams.

Date City Team Team Score
October 2 Mannheim, Germany San Jose Sharks Adler Mannheim 3–2 (SO)
Belfast, Northern Ireland Boston Bruins Belfast Giants Selects 5–1
October 4 Saint Petersburg, Russia Carolina Hurricanes SKA Saint Petersburg 3–5
Tampere, Finland Minnesota Wild Ilves Tampere 5–1
October 5 Liberec, Czech Republic Boston Bruins HC Liberec 7–1
Malmö, Sweden Columbus Blue Jackets Malmö Redhawks 4–1
October 6 Riga, Latvia Phoenix Coyotes Dinamo Riga 3–1
October 7 Helsinki, Finland Carolina Hurricanes Minnesota Wild 4–3
October 8 Minnesota Wild Carolina Hurricanes 1–2 (SO)
Stockholm, Sweden San Jose Sharks Columbus Blue Jackets 3–2
October 9 Prague, Czech Republic Phoenix Coyotes Boston Bruins 5–2
Stockholm, Sweden Columbus Blue Jackets San Jose Sharks 3–2 (OT)
October 10 Prague, Czech Republic Boston Bruins Phoenix Coyotes 3–0

2011 NHL Premiere Edit

Main article: 2011 NHL Premiere

In 2011, four teams from the NHL (the Anaheim Ducks, the Buffalo Sabres, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers) opened their regular seasons in Europe, marking the fifth straight season of the NHL Premiere games. On October 7, the Ducks and the Sabres played a game in Finland, while the Kings and the Rangers played a game in Sweden. The next day, the Ducks and the Rangers played a game in Sweden, while the Sabres and the Kings played a game in Germany. These teams also played exhibition games against HC Sparta Prague from the Czech Republic, Frölunda HC from Sweden, Slovan Bratislava from Slovakia, EV Zug from Switzerland, Jokerit Helsinki from Finland and Adler Mannheim and Hamburg Freezers from Germany as part of their pre-season schedule.[6] The New York Rangers, playing four games in five days in four countries, had a record of 3–1–0 against the European teams. The NHL teams had an overall record of 6–1–0 against the European teams.

In March 2012, the NHL announced that it would not schedule an NHL Premiere event for 2012.

Date City Team Team Score
September 29 Prague, Czech Republic New York Rangers HC Sparta Prague 2–0
September 30 Gothenburg, Sweden Frölunda Gothenburg 4–2
October 2 Bratislava, Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 4–1
October 3 Zug, Switzerland New York Rangers EV Zug 4–8
October 4 Helsinki, Finland Anaheim Ducks Jokerit Helsinki 4–3 (OT)
Hamburg, Germany Los Angeles Kings Hamburg Freezers 5–4
Mannheim, Germany Buffalo Sabres Adler Mannheim 8–3
October 7 Helsinki, Finland Anaheim Ducks Buffalo Sabres 1–4
Stockholm, Sweden New York Rangers Los Angeles Kings 2–3 (OT)
October 8 Anaheim Ducks 1–2 (SO)
Berlin, Germany Buffalo Sabres Los Angeles Kings 4–2

2017 NHL Global Series Edit

On March 24, 2017, the NHL announced the return of regular season games played outside North America in a new event called the NHL Global Series. The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators played two regular season games at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on November 10 and 11, 2017, with each team playing one game at home. Unlike the previous regular-season series played in Europe by the NHL, these games were played a month into the regular season rather than the start of it.

Date City Arena Team Team Score
November 10 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe Ottawa Senators Colorado Avalanche 4–3 (OT)
November 11 Colorado Avalanche Ottawa Senators 3–4

2018 NHL Global Series Edit

On March 26, 2018, the NHL announced the 2018 slate of NHL Global Series games. The New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers played their regular season opening game in Sweden on October 6, preceded by two exhibition games against European teams. The Florida Panthers and Winnipeg Jets then played two regular season games in Finland on November 1 and 2.

Date City Arena Team Team Score
October 1 Bern, Switzerland PostFinance Arena New Jersey Devils SC Bern 3–2 (OT)
October 3 Cologne, Germany Lanxess Arena Edmonton Oilers Kölner Haie 4–3 (OT)
October 6 Gothenburg, Sweden Scandinavium Edmonton Oilers New Jersey Devils 2–5
November 1 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena Florida Panthers Winnipeg Jets 2–4
November 2 Winnipeg Jets Florida Panthers 2–4

2019 NHL Global Series Edit

On March 21, 2019, the NHL announced the 2019 lineup of hockey games in Europe. The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers play their regular season opening game in Prague on October 4, preceded by two exhibition games against European teams. The Blackhawks will play Eisbaren Berlin on September 29 in Berlin and the Flyers will play Lausanne HC in Lausanne on September 30. The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning then play two regular season games in Sweden on November 8 and 9, with each team hosting one game.

Date City Arena Team Team Score
September 29 Berlin, Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Chicago Blackhawks Eisbaren Berlin
September 30 Lausanne, Switzerland Vaudoise Arena Philadelphia Flyers Lausanne HC
October 4 Prague, Czech Republic O2 Arena Chicago Blackhawks Philadelphia Flyers
November 8 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe Tampa Bay Lightning Buffalo Sabres
November 9 Buffalo Sabres Tampa Bay Lightning

Japan Edit

1976 Kansas City Scouts–Washington Capitals Japanese tour Edit

In 1976, the Kansas City Scouts and the Washington Capitals played a four-game series in Japan. The Capitals won the series with a 3–1–0 record.

Date City Team Team Score
April 14 Sapporo Kansas City Scouts Washington Capitals 2–5
April 15 Washington Capitals Kansas City Scouts 6–2
April 17 Tokyo Kansas City Scouts Washington Capitals 2–6
April 18 Washington Capitals Kansas City Scouts 2–4

1997 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim–Vancouver Canucks Japanese games Edit

In 1997, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Vancouver Canucks played a two-game series in Japan. Each team won one game.

Date City Team Team Score
October 4 Tokyo Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Vancouver Canucks 2–3
October 5 Vancouver Canucks Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2–3

1998 Calgary Flames–San Jose Sharks Japanese games Edit

In 1998, the Calgary Flames and the San Jose Sharks played a two-game series in Japan. The teams tied one game, and the Flames won the other.

Date City Team Team Score
October 9 Tokyo San Jose Sharks Calgary Flames 3–3
October 10 Calgary Flames San Jose Sharks 5–3

2000 Nashville Predators–Pittsburgh Penguins Japanese games Edit

In 2000, the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins played a two-game series in Japan. Each team won one game.

Date City Team Team Score
October 7 Tokyo Nashville Predators Pittsburgh Penguins 3–1
October 8 Pittsburgh Penguins Nashville Predators 3–1

China Edit

2017 NHL China Games Edit

NHL China Games
Simplified Chinese NHL中国运动会
Traditional Chinese NHL中國運動會
China Games
Simplified Chinese 中国赛
Traditional Chinese 中國賽
Literal meaning Chinese race

On March 29, 2017, the NHL announced that the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will play two exhibition games in China in a new event called the NHL China Games. Both teams faced each other in Shanghai, on September 21, 2017, and then in Beijing, on September 23. This was the first time NHL teams played in China.

Date City Arena Team Team Score
September 21 Shanghai, China Mercedes-Benz Arena Vancouver Canucks Los Angeles Kings 2–5
September 23 Beijing, China Cadillac Arena Los Angeles Kings Vancouver Canucks 4–3 (SO)

2018 NHL China Games Edit

On May 2, 2018, the NHL announced that the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames would play two exhibition games in China for the second consecutive year.[12] Both teams faced each other in Shenzhen on September 15, and then in Beijing on September 19.

Date City Arena Team Team Score
September 15 Shenzhen, China Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Boston Bruins Calgary Flames 4–3 (SO)
September 19 Beijing, China Cadillac Arena Calgary Flames Boston Bruins 1–3

Puerto Rico Edit

2006 Florida Panthers–New York Rangers Puerto Rican game Edit

In 2006, as part of the pre-season for the 2006–07 NHL season, the Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers played an exhibition game in Puerto Rico. The Rangers won the game.

Date City Team Team Score
September 23 San Juan Florida Panthers New York Rangers 2–3

See also Edit

References Edit

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