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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.
Bruins and Predators will open 2020-21 season in Prague. Avalanche and Blue Jackets will play two games in Helsinki. Bruins also will play exhibition in Mannheim, while Preds will play one in Bern. pic.twitter.com/sSJMsp5ucx— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) November 8, 2019
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.”
The 2020 NHL Global Series in Helsinki, Finland will mark the second time #CBJ have played regular season games in Europe.— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) November 8, 2019
The club opened the 2010-11 season vs. the San Jose Sharks in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the 2010 NHL Premiere. https://t.co/wwNB0r5PYL
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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