Senators to kick off pre-season schedule before heading to Europe

Author:
Publish date:

NEW YORK - The Ottawa Senators will host the New York Rangers to open the NHL pre-season on Saturday, Sept. 20, the league announced Monday with the release of its exhibition schedule.

The Senators will also play a pre-season game in Sweden on Oct. 2 when they face Frolunda in Gothenburg, the hometown of their captain Daniel Alfredsson.

The Senators will remain in Sweden to open the regular season with a pair of games Oct. 4 and 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Stockholm.

The people of Roberval, Que., winners of the Canada-wide Kraft Hockeyville contest, will celebrate the grand prize when the Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres play a pre-season game in their community Sept. 23.

Other non-NHL Canadian markets that will host exhibition games include Halifax (Boston vs. Montreal, Sept. 22 and Boston vs. Detroit, Sept. 25); London, Ont. (N.Y. Islanders vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 25); Moncton, N.B. (Boston vs. N.Y. Islanders, Sept. 23); Summerside, P.E.I. (Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders, Sept. 27); and Winnipeg (Calgary vs. Phoenix, Sept. 24).

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_16290230
Play

Islanders on the Brink of Elimination After Massive Loss

There was no panic in the Tampa Bay Lightning — just another determined performance against the New York Islanders.

USATSI_14132955

Stephen Johns on why he's Rollerblading Across America

This isn't a victory lap for someone who has finished the healing process. Johns is battling through his depression in real time and sharing his journey to help others facing the same demons.

USATSI_16287377
Play

Late Daughter Daron Inspires Canadiens Coach Luke Richardson

Luke Richardson, acting coach of the Montreal Canadiens, is honoring his late daughter during the NHL semifinals. “Daron is always in my heart and in our hearts.”