New Jersey to Open 2016-17 Season Thursday, October 13 at Florida

The National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils will proudly open their 34th season in the Garden State on Thu., Oct. 13, as they visit the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center at 7:30 PM. Following a two-game road trip in Florida, the club will open the home portion of the schedule, Tue., Oct. 18 vs. Anaheim at 7:00 PM.

The Devils’ home schedule includes 19 weekend dates: six Friday games, nine Saturday matches and four Sunday contests. New for this season, all Friday night home games will now have a 7:30 PM start time.

Highlighting the weekend are seven early home starts: Sat., Dec. 31 vs. Washington (1:00 PM); Sun., Feb. 12 vs. San Jose (12:30 PM); Sat., Feb. 25 vs. NY Rangers (5:00 PM); Sun., Mar. 5 vs. Columbus (5:00 PM); Sun., Mar. 19 vs. Columbus (1:00 PM); Sun., Mar. 26 vs. Dallas (5:00 PM) and Sat., Apr. 8 vs. NY Islanders (6:00 PM). That is an increase of one more home early start than 2015-16 (6), and six more than 2014-15 (1). All of the remaining home games will get underway at 7:00 PM.

New Jersey’s schedule away from “The Rock” includes four, season-high four-game road trips, two three-game trips and three two-game trips. The team will close out the road portion of its schedule/regular season in Detroit on Sun., Apr. 9 at 5:00 PM.

For the Devils’ complete 2016-17 schedule, please visit

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Attached below, please find the release and schedule breakdown. In addition, the complete NHL Schedule is attached.

New Jersey to Open 2016-17 Season Thursday, October 13 at Florida

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