This gave Liga boss Gary Bettman on Friday (local time) on a press conference before the All-Star weekend of NHL in Las Vegas.
Accordingly, preseason games in Germany and Switzerland as well as regular season games are held in Finland and the Czech Republic. The exact dates, cities and teams will be announced at a later date.
Since 9 November 2019, the NHL has not played a game out of North America since November 9, 2019 as the Tampa Bay Lightning with 5: 3. In 2020, a preseason encounter in Mannheim should be played, but it was canceled like further games of the so-called Global Series because of the Corona Pandemic.
On the edge of the All-Star weekend in Las Vegas, at which Leon Draisaitl participates as the only German, Liga boss Bettman announced further dates and projects. Thus, among other things, the NHL Winter Classic game in the open sky in the coming year will be held in the time-honored Fenway Park of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.