Columbus Blue Jackets Set To Play Colorado Avalanche For Two Games In Helsinki, Finland Before 2020-21 Season

By Sam Blazer on November 8, 2019 at 1:17 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) celebrates a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period at Nationwide Arena.
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Are you ready for some international flavor?

The Columbus Blue Jackets are set to play two games against the Colorado Avalanche in Helsinki, Finland as part of the Global Series during the 2020-21 season.

At the time of the news, the game dates, as well as broadcast and ticket info to the 2020 NHL Global Series were not readily available. The Blue Jackets' games against the Avalanche will take place during the fall.

“The Columbus Blue Jackets are proud and excited to be participating in next year’s NHL Global Series in our 20th season as a member of the National Hockey League,” said club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen, a native of Kuopio, Finland and the league’s first European-born general manager via a press release.  “It means a great deal to me personally, knowing how passionate Finnish hockey fans are, to be a part of bringing our team to the place where my NHL dreams began as a young hockey player.”

Part of the 2020 Global Series will take place in the Czech Republic and the Nashville Predators and Boston Bruins will play in that set of games. 

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