When does the 2018-2019 NHL Season Start?
The 2018-2019 NHL Season is set to being on Wednesday, October 3rd, with 4 games being played that day. The remaining teams will open up the season over the next few days with all teams playing their first game by Saturday, October 6th.
End of Season
Each team will play 82 games and the season will come to a close on Saturday, April 6th. We have printable copies of all NHL Team Schedules. Check out How do the NHL Playoffs Work for a complete explanation of the NHL Playoff System and When do the NHL Playoffs Start for a the NHL Playoffs Schedule.