2023–2024 NHL® Season FAQs

As we head into the 2023–2024 NHL® Season, we want to make sure fans have all the information they need to get ready to see their favorite team hit the ice live. From everything you need to know about buying and selling NHL® tickets, to updates on fan safety guidelines, you’ll find it all in the FAQ below. We encourage you to check back often, as we plan to keep this page regularly updated.

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When does the NHL® regular season begin?
The NHL® regular season begins in October 2023, in North America and runs for a full 82 games. It’s preceded by the NHL® preseason, which starts up in late September 2022 and continues into early October.

When is the NHL Heritage Classic™?

The 2023 NHL Heritage Classic® returns this season with the Calgary Flames® squaring off against the Edmonton Oilers® on October 29, 2023, at Commonwealth Stadium / Stade du Commonwealth in Edmonton, Canada.

When is the NHL Winter Classic®?
The 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic® returns this season with the Stanley Cup® champion Vegas Golden Knights® squaring off against the Seattle Kraken® on January 1, 2024, at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington.

When is the 2024 NHL® All-Star game?
The NHL® season will take a break so players can participate in the 2024 Honda NHL® All-Star, which will take place on February 2–3, 2024, at the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs® Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.

When is the NHL Stadium Series™?
The 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ will feature the New Jersey Devils® taking on the Philadelphia Flyers® on February 17, 2024 and the New York Rangers® will face off against the New York Islanders® on February 18, 2024, both at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.



Buying Tickets

What’s the best way to buy NHL® tickets for the 2023–2024 season?
The best place to purchase tickets for the 2023–2024 NHL® Season is at Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster has a wide selection of seats to every game, so you never miss a minute of the action. Even when the game is sold out, Ticketmaster can get you in with a wide selection of resale tickets available from other fans. Be there live for the puck drop and score your tickets at ticketmaster.com/nhl

When can I buy tickets for the 2023–2024 NHL® season?
Tickets for the 2023–2024 NHL® Season will be available for sale at Ticketmaster upon the official release of the NHL® schedule. Score seats to cheer on your favorite team live this season at ticketmaster.com/nhl.

How much are NHL® tickets?
Ticket prices for the 2023–2024 NHL® Season vary. For ticket information, and to purchase tickets to see your favorite team live this season, visit ticketmaster.com/nhl

How do NHL® season tickets work?

Becoming a season ticket holder is a great way to ensure you’re there to cheer on your favorite team all season long. Season ticket holder programs vary by team. For more information on how NHL® season tickets work, and to become a season ticket member, visit your favorite NHL® team’s official website.

If I’m a 2023–2024 NHL® season ticket holder, do I also get access to tickets to the playoffs?
Since playoff matchups are not determined until the regular season is complete, playoff tickets are not typically included in your 2023–2024 NHL® Season tickets. However, season ticket holders will have the opportunity to register to purchase playoff tickets when they become available. Ticketmaster will also have a wide selection of playoff tickets once the regular season has completed and the playoff matchups are determined. For more information on your season ticket holder benefits, visit your favorite team’s official website.



Selling Tickets

What is the NHL Ticket Exchange™?
The NHL Ticket Exchange™ makes it possible for you to purchase fan-to-fan resale tickets from other hockey fans. You may purchase 100% verified tickets from other fans for many events listed with Ticketmaster. If you purchased a verified resale ticket with Ticketmaster, we’ll reissue a new ticket just for you, eliminating the need for photocopies or any manual transfer. Learn more about how to safely sell your tickets.

If I can’t make the game, can I sell my NHL® tickets on Ticketmaster?
If for some reason you can’t make the game, you can sell your tickets on Ticketmaster directly from your account.* 

How can I sell my tickets on the NHL Ticket Exchange™?
When you visit My Account, you will see a “Sell” button on your order, and you’ll be able to sell your tickets verified through Ticketmaster. Just tap 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.




Are NHL® tickets refundable?
Full refunds will be available if a game is canceled and it cannot be replayed, or if it is played under conditions that require the team to prohibit fans from attending. See more information about refund options.

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