Phoenix Coyotes President & Chief Operating Officer Mike Nealy announced today the Coyotes schedule for the 2013-14 National Hockey League season. The Coyotes will play a total of 82 regular season games (41 home and 41 away), as well as seven preseason games (two home and five away).
The Coyotes will open their 17th regular season in the Valley of the Sun at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. against the New York Rangers. The Coyotes will then head out on a five-game road trip, their longest of the season, beginning on Oct. 5 at San Jose. Phoenix will also visit the New York Islanders (Oct. 8), Detroit Red Wings (Oct. 10), Philadelphia Flyers (Oct. 11) and Carolina Hurricanes (Oct. 13) on the trip.
The Coyotes will return to Glendale to host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The month of October is also highlighted by visits from Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings (Saturday, Oct. 19), Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers (Saturday, Oct. 26) as well as Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (Tuesday, Oct. 29).
In addition, some of the NHL’s biggest stars will once again visit Jobing.com Arena this season, including Daniel and Henrik Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks (Nov. 5, Jan. 16 and Mar. 4); Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (Nov. 9), Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning (Nov. 16); Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks (Nov. 23 and Jan. 11); Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks (Nov. 30 and Feb. 7); Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks (Dec. 27 and Apr. 12); Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers (Jan. 4); Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild (Jan. 9 and Mar. 29), Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins (Feb. 1); and Zdeno Chara, Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (Mar. 22).
Like last season, all Saturday home games will start at 6:00 p.m. with the exception of the game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday, Mar. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The Coyotes will also play a pair of Sunday home games at 6:00 p.m. against the St. Louis Blues (Mar. 2) and Dallas Stars (Apr. 13). The start time for all weekday home games will be 7:00 p.m. with the exception of Monday, Jan. 20 when the Coyotes host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 6:00 p.m.
The Coyotes will break for the 2014 Olympic Games from Feb. 9-26.
The NHL’s scheduling format will see the Coyotes play five games each against Pacific Division rivals Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles and Vancouver. The Coyotes will also meet San Jose four times for a total of 29 division contests. They will face the remaining seven Western Conference teams three times each for a total of 21 games. In addition, they will play each of the 16 Eastern Conference teams twice, once at home and once on the road.
The Coyotes longest home stand in 2013-14 is six games (Dec. 31 – Jan. 11), and will feature the Edmonton Oilers (Dec. 31), Columbus Blue Jackets (Jan. 2), Philadelphia Flyers (Jan. 4), Calgary Flames (Jan. 7), Minnesota Wild (Jan. 9) and Anaheim Ducks (Jan. 11) at Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes will also have one five-game home stand from Jan. 28 – Feb. 7.
For the first time ever the Coyotes will play every Original Six team at Jobing.com Arena: Boston (Mar. 22), Chicago (Nov. 30 and Feb. 7), Detroit (Oct. 19), Montreal (Mar. 6), New York Rangers (Oct. 3) and Toronto (Jan. 20). The Coyotes will close out the regular season playing five of their last eight games at home including the regular season finale against Dallas on Sunday, Apr. 13. The Coyotes will play a total of 12 sets of back-to-back games this season.
The Coyotes seven-game preseason slate will open on Sunday, Sept. 15 with split-squad games against Los Angeles. Puck drop at Jobing.com Arena will be 7:00 p.m. while puck drop at the Staples Center will also be at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix will then embark on a four-game road trip beginning at Anaheim on Monday, Sept. 16 and ending at Calgary on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with stops at San Jose (Sept. 21) and Vancouver (Sept. 23) in between. The Coyotes will return home to Jobing.com Arena on Friday, Sept. 27 to conclude their 2013 preseason against San Jose at 7:00 p.m.
SEASON TICKETS START AS LOW AS $20 PER SEAT
The Coyotes also announced that 2013-14 full season tickets are on sale now. In addition, the Coyotes are also currently taking deposits for partial season plans that will go on sale July 31. The Coyotes will offer partial season ticket packages, including a 21-game half season plan, a 13-game partial plan, and a 5-game pick’em plan that will allow fans to customize their package while receiving significant price savings.
All Coyotes full season tickets come with priority seating for 2014 playoff tickets along with other select benefits. For more information on Coyotes tickets, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or click HERE.
HOME DATES TO REMEMBER
• Oct. 3: Season opener at Jobing.com Arena versus Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.
• Oct. 19: Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• Oct. 26: The Coyotes host Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers.
• Oct. 29: Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings make their first visit Jobing.com Arena
• Nov. 5: The Vancouver Canucks, led by forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin travel to Glendale.
• Nov. 9: Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals make their only visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• Nov. 16: The Coyotes host Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
• Nov. 23: Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks make their first visit to Glendale.
• Nov. 30: The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks make their first of two trips to Jobing.com Arena.
• Dec. 27: The San Jose Sharks led by Joe Thornton visit Jobing.com Arena.
• Jan. 4: Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers make their only visit to Glendale.
• Jan. 11: The Anaheim Ducks make their final visit to the Valley.
• Jan. 16: Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks make their second visit to Jobing.com Arena.
• Jan. 18: The New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur make their only visit to Glendale.
• Jan. 20: The Coyotes host Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
• Jan. 28: The Los Angeles Kings make their final visit to the Valley.
• Feb. 1: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins come to Jobing.com Arena.
• Feb. 7: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks make their final visit to Glendale.
• March 4: The Vancouver Canucks make their final appearance of the regular season at Jobing.com Arena.
• March 6: P.K. Subban, Danny Briere and the Montreal Canadiens come to Jobing.com Arena.
• March 15: The Calgary Flames make their last of three visits to Jobing.com Arena.
• March 22: Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla and the Boston Bruins come to Glendale.
• April 12: Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau and the division-rival San Jose Sharks make their final appearance of the regular season at Jobing.com Arena.
• April 13: Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars come to town for the regular season finale.