NHL sets target date of Jan. 1 for 2020-21 regular season

Posted at 4:37 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 19:40:41-04

NEW YORK (KTNV) — The National Hockey League has set a target date of Jan. 1, 2021, for the start of the 2020-21 regular season.

The NHL made the announcement on Tuesday as it reported the date was agreed upon with the league and the players.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning were the Stanley Cup champions this year, as the league held a successful NHL playoff bubble and restart of the season.

The estimated timing for the start of training camp will be released at a later date, according to the league, with another bubble atmosphere not expected for the 2020-21 season.

Vegas Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty told the Associated Press in September that he didn't want to have to return to bubble play again.

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“I hope the world takes a turn for the better and hopefully get some normalcy back,” Pacioretty said.