Players and coaches from across the NHL will gather in Los Angeles this weekend for the annual “Christmas in 2019” celebration.
With the NHL’s 20th anniversary coming to an end in 2020, the league will be hosting its annual celebration in L.A. and will feature a wide range of games, from exhibition games to the Stanley Cup Final.
A number of notable names are expected to make the trip to LA, including:The Hawks, the defending Stanley Cup champions, will host the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.
The Blackhawks will face the New York Rangers in an exhibition game on Saturday, December 12 at the Staples Center on Christmas Eve.
The Penguins will host a team from the United States against the Czech Republic at the SAP Center on Sunday, December 13.
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
The Ducks will host Canada at their home game on Monday, December 14.
The Devils will take on Russia at home on Sunday.
The Sharks will host Sweden at home in their first game of the new season on Tuesday, December 15.
The Kings will take a break to play the Calgary Flames at home, with a rematch being played on Wednesday, December 16.
The Oilers will face Canada again on Thursday, December 17.
The Bruins will face Slovakia at home at the Honda Center on Saturday.
The Canucks will host Russia again on Sunday in an outdoor game at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.
The Hurricanes will host New York Islanders at home.
The Rangers will face North Carolina at home again on Wednesday in their final game of 2016-17.
The Jets will play in the preseason against the Washington Capitals.
The Panthers will play against the Edmonton Oilers at home for the first time in the 2017-18 season on Thursday.
The Stars will host Winnipeg Jets at home and the Wild will host St. Louis Blues at home to open the season.
The Avalanche will host Minnesota at home after a two-game break on Saturday to get ready for the NHL Draft on Sunday afternoon.
The Canadiens will host Toronto and the Maple Leafs will play the Philadelphia Flyers at home before the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on Tuesday.
The Wild will play two games against the New Jersey Devils in their 2017-2018 season, one of them being against the Devils in front of the NHL Network audience.
The Predators will play one game against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena.
Tampa Bay will host Columbus in the First Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Blue Jackets will host Calgary in the Second Round of 2019 Stanley Cups Playoffs.
The Lightning will host Florida in the Third Round of 2020 Stanley Cups.
The Capitals will play Pittsburgh in the Fourth Round of 2021 Stanley Cups playoffs.AHL playoff games will also be broadcast nationally on ABC, Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports GO.
More to come.