NHL hockey fans everywhere eagerly await the release of the upcoming season’s schedule so that they can begin planning which games they will buy tickets for and attend that year. In years’ past, the NHL schedule has almost always been released in late June, following the Stanley Cup Finals that usually culminate earlier in the month. With Covid-19 a factor in 2020-21, the schedule wasn’t released until December 23rd of 2020 for this season, with the opening game between the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks slated for January 13th.

Each NHL team’s opponents for the 2021 season are already set, but the dates and times of the games are not. Many passionate NHL fans have anxiously awaited the entire schedule to be released so they can begin their search for hockey tickets to games they know they’ll want to attend. What isn’t so clear is when do NHL tickets go on sale?

NHL Schedule Release Date History

2020-21: Wednesday, December 23rd

2019-20: Tuesday, June 25th

2018-19: Thursday, June 21st

2017-18: Thursday, June 22nd

2016-17: Tuesday, June 21st

2015-16: Thursday, June 25th

NHL 2021 Ticket On Sale Date

Typically, fans are able to purchase single game tickets from secondary ticket marketplaces within a day of the NHL schedule’s release, when season ticket holders put their tickets up for sale. This year will be different, with only certain teams allowing NHL fans to attend home games at their arena to begin the 2021 season based on local policies on large gatherings, but more teams will begin to increase fan capacity as the season goes on. If you’re looking for more information, check out our blog on which NHL teams will allow fans in 2021.

If you want to secure your tickets early to see your favorite NHL team play this season during their quest to win a Stanley Cup, keep in mind that all other major marketplaces will charge service fees, but not TickPick, where you’ll save 10% on your purchase for the same seats you’d find on our major competitor’s site.

Check out your team’s schedule – along with available tickets – by clicking the your team’s link below. If you don’t find the NHL game tickets that you’re looking for, be sure to check back as more and more tickets are added each day!

How To Get Cheaper NHL Tickets

Most other ticket marketplaces charge high service fees in addition to the listed price, but not TickPick. Here at TickPick, we have no service fees, making us your source for cheap NHL tickets on the secondary market. If you haven’t used TickPick before, you can sign up with the link below for $10 off your first purchase. If you have any questions regarding NHL ticket information for the 2021 season, please feel free to submit a request here.

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