2020-2021 NHL® Tickets

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Rinks around North America went quiet for a while last year, but the National Hockey League has come together for an action-packed, thrilling return for the 2020–21 NHL® Season. While it will no doubt look a little different than years past, when the season starts on January 13, 2021, the most talented players around the world will once again assemble on the ice to face off in a fast-tracked season featuring all new divisions. Read on for more info and make sure to favorite your team in the Ticketmaster app to be the first to know if and when they’re welcoming fans back to the (socially-distanced) stands.

North Division

*Resale tickets to home games for the Buffalo Sabres®, Los Angeles Kings®, Philadelphia Flyers® and Vegas Golden Knights™ are not Ticketmaster Verified Tickets.

See our complete list of FAQs for this upcoming NHL® Season here.

  • How does COVID-19 affect my tickets?

    We’re working closely with the NHL® and the teams to ensure that we keep fans updated. Due to the continually evolving situation, the NHL® or teams may decide to reschedule, postpone or cancel events, in which case fans will be promptly notified.

    Full refunds will be available if a game is canceled and it cannot be replayed, or if it is played under conditions that prohibit fans from attending. If a game is postponed or rescheduled, your tickets may be valid for the new date, so hang onto them and we will keep you posted.

    Please visit our complete guidelines on canceled and rescheduled events for up-to-date info.

    What safety measures should I be aware of this season?

    Event organizers may implement additional safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, such as required face masks, reduced capacity, health screening and contactless transactions. For the latest information, visit your team’s official website.

  • How does socially-distanced, Pod Seating work?

    Tickets will be available to purchase in socially distanced seating pods (i.e., ticket groupings of 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.). Each Pod Seating arrangement will have space surrounding to allow for social distancing at the event consistent with applicable health and safety guidelines. Events that utilize socially distanced seating will be operating at reduced capacity. When you purchase tickets, you must purchase all tickets available for sale in a preset grouping.

    If I can’t make the game, can I sell my tickets on Ticketmaster?

    If for some reason you can’t make the game, you can sell your tickets on Ticketmaster directly from your account.* If your seats are part of a socially distanced seating pod, you must sell your seats together as a group in order to help enforce social distancing guidelines.

    When you visit your account, if you see a “Sell” button on your order, you’ll be able to sell your tickets verified through Ticketmaster. Just click the button to set your price and list your tickets. When your tickets sell, we’ll make sure you receive the correct funds via direct deposit after the event. You can also edit or remove your listing anytime.

    * In certain instances an artist, team or venue may not allow resale for certain rows/seats

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2020-21 NHL<sup>®</sup> FAQs

2020-21 NHL® FAQs

Up-to-date information on tickets, refunds, and fan safety.

How Pod Seating Works

How Pod Seating Works

Buy tickets in groups and help promote social distancing.

Ticketmaster Account Manual

Ticketmaster Account Manual

The ultimate user's guide to your Ticketmaster Account.

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NHL® Pre-Season & Regular Season

While safety protocols mean the league has had to switch things up this year, the NHL® will still be back to give fans and players plenty of what they crave: Fast-paced, unpredictable, must-see hockey. A win for hockey fans everywhere, the 2020–21 NHL® regular season is set to start dropping pucks on January 13, 2021 and run through May 8. Featuring a fast-tracked 56 game lineup, expanded rosters and exciting new league divisions — it could turn out to be anyone’s game. Not all of the traditional pillars of the NHL® season will still happen; there will be no preseason this year and the NHL Winter Classic®, NHL® All-Star Game and NHL Stadium Series™ have been postponed. But not to worry, there’ll still be more than enough pulse-pounding, goal shattering action to go around.

All-Time Stanley Cup® Winners Trophies
Stanley Cup Playoffs

Stanley Cup® Playoffs

Eliminate or be eliminated. NHL® teams play like their legacy depends on it during the Stanley Cup® Playoffs, and we can promise that the 2020–21 face-offs will be no different in that regard. The Playoffs are scheduled to run from May 11, 2021 to July 9 this year, but that may be adjusted depending on circumstances, and the top four teams will come from the newly configured North, East, Central and West Conferences. The format will mostly remain intact, however, with four exciting rounds (quarterfinals, semifinals, conference finals and, of course, the ultimate round, the Stanley Cup® Final ), and the traditional best-of-seven series will still have fans on their feet cheering near and far. Last year’s unprecedented series was played without fans in the NHL® bubble at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada, where Eastern Conference champs Tampa Bay Lightning crossed sticks with the Western Conference champions Dallas Stars — with the Lightning ultimately taking the win.

Stanley Cup Final History

Stanley Cup® History

The Stanley Cup® Championship dates back to March 18, 1892, when Lord Kilcoursie of the Ottawa Rebels hockey club announced on Lord Stanley’s behalf that, “It would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion (of Canada).” Shortly thereafter, Lord Stanley purchased a silver cup measuring 7.5 inches in height and 11.5 inches in width. In 1893, the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association Hockey Club was awarded as the first champion of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada. Today, the Stanley Cup® Championship is the most prestigious award in the NHL®. Over the history of the Cup, the Montreal Canadiens have won 24 times, the Toronto Maple Leafs 13 times, and the Detroit Red Wings 11 times.

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