San Jose to Host 2019 NHL All-Star Game

The All-Star Game will return to San Jose for the first time since 1997.
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) San Jose will host the 2019 NHL All-Star game.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the news before Saturday night's 2018 All-Star game skills competition.

San Jose last hosted the All-Star game in 1997.

Bettman also announced plans for next season's international games.

- Work is continuing to finalize two mid-September preseason games in China.

- In late September, New Jersey (Switzerland) and Edmonton (Germany) will play a preseason against a local team. The Devils and Oilers will then face each other in a regular-season opener in Sweden.

- Winnipeg and Florida will travel to Finland in early November for two regular-season games.