By Will Chase on July 6, 2022 at 4:52 pm
The Columbus Blue Jackets acknowledge the fans after the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nationwide Arena in the home season finale.
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets have released their schedule for the 2022-23 season.

The Blue Jackets will begin their 22nd season on the road on Oct. 12, against the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Key Home Dates

The home opener will be on Oct. 14, when the Jackets host the Tampa Bay Lightning.

John Tortorella makes his return to Nationwide Arena for the first time as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 10.

Seth Jones missed his return back to Nationwide Arena last season when he was out with COVID. Jones and the Blackhawks return to Columbus on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.

Home Sweet Home

The longest homestand of the season is from Nov. 15-25, when the Jackets will play six straight home games. 

On the Road Again 

Brad Larsen’s club will play the Colorado Avalanche in Tampere, Finland as part of the NHL Global Series on Nov. 4-5.

The longest road trip of the season takes place from Mar. 14-21, when the Jackets will play five consecutive road games including three in California, and one in Vegas, before the trip concludes in D.C. against the Capitals.

The regular season will come to an end at Nationwide Arena on Apr. 13 when the Jackets take on the Pittsburgh Penguins

Back To Back

Columbus has their first back-to-back from Oct. 14-15, when they will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Columbus for the home opener and then travel to St. Louis to face the BluesThat is the first of the 16 back-to-backs on the schedule.

In all, the Blue Jackets get 12 Friday night games, including seven at home. There are 20 games scheduled for Saturday, with 10 of those being at home.

Games by day:

Sunday: 10 (4 home/6 away)
Monday: 4 (3 home/ 1 away)
Tuesday: 18 (6 home/ 12 away)
Wednesday: 4 (2 home/ 2 away)
Thursday: 14 (9 home/ 5 away)
Friday: 12 (7 home/ 5 away)
Saturday: 20 (10 home/ 10 away)

Here is the complete regular-season schedule:




Oct. 12 Wed. @ Carolina
Oct. 14 Fri. vs. Tampa Bay
Oct. 15 Sat. @ St. Louis
Oct. 18 Tue. vs. Vancouver
Oct. 20 Thu. vs. Nashville
Oct. 22 Sat. vs. Pittsburgh
Oct. 23 Sun. @ NY Rangers
Oct. 25 Tue. vs. Arizona
Oct. 28 Fri. vs. Boston
Oct. 30 Sun. @ New Jersey
Nov. 4 Fri. @ Colorado *In Tampere, Finland
Nov. 5 Sat. vs. Colorado *In Tampere, Finland
Nov. 10 Thu. vs. Philadelphia
Nov. 12 Sat. @ NY Islanders
Nov. 15 Tue. vs. Philadelphia
Nov. 17 Thu. vs. Montreal
Nov. 19 Sat. vs. Detroit
Nov. 20 Sun. vs. Florida
Nov. 23 Wed. vs. Montreal
Nov. 25 Fri. vs. NY Islanders
Nov. 26 Sat. @ Nashville
Nov. 28 Mon. vs. Vegas
Dec. 2 Fri. @ Winnipeg
Dec. 4 Sun vs. Detroit
Dec. 6 Tue. @ Pittsburgh
Dec. 7 Wed. vs. Buffalo
Dec. 9 Fri. vs. Calgary
Dec. 11 Sun vs. Los Angeles
Dec. 13 Tue. @ Florida
Dec. 15 Thu. @ Tampa Bay
Dec. 17 Sat. @ Boston
Dec. 19 Mon. vs. Dallas
Dec. 20 Tue. @ Philadelphia
Dec. 23 Fri. @ Chicago
Dec. 27 Tue. vs. Buffalo
Dec. 29 Thu. @ NY Islanders
Dec. 31 Sat. vs. Chicago
Jan. 3 Tue. @ Ottawa
Jan. 5 Thu. vs. Washington
Jan. 7 Sat. vs. Carolina
Jan. 8 Sun. @ Washington
Jan. 10 Tue. @ Tampa Bay
Jan. 12 Thu. vs. Carolina
Jan. 14 Sat. @ Detroit
Jan. 16 Mon. vs. NY Rangers
Jan. 19 Thu. vs. Anaheim
Jan. 21 Sat. vs. San Jose
Jan. 23 Mon. @ Calgary
Jan. 25 Wed. @ Edmonton
Jan. 27 Fri. @ Vancouver
Jan. 28 Sat.  @ Seattle
Jan. 31 Tue.  vs. Washington
Feb. 10 Fri. vs. Toronto
Feb. 11 Sat. @ Toronto
Feb. 14 Tue.  vs. New Jersey
Feb. 16 Thu.  vs. Winnipeg
Feb. 18 Sat. @ Dallas
Feb. 19 Sun. @ Arizona
Feb. 23 Thu. vs. Minnesota
Feb. 25 Sat.  vs. Edmonton
Feb. 26 Sun. @ Minnesota
Feb. 28 Tue.  @ Buffalo
Mar. 3 Fri. vs. Seattle
Mar. 4 Sat. @ Ottawa
Mar. 7 Tue. @ Pittsburgh
Mar. 11 Sat. vs. St. Louis
Mar. 14 Tue.  @ San Jose
Mar. 16 Thu. @ Los Angeles
Mar. 17 Fri. @ Anaheim
Mar. 19 Sun. @ Vegas
Mar. 21 Tue. @ Washington
Mar. 24 Fri. vs. NY Islanders
Mar. 25 Sat.  @ Montreal
Mar. 28 Tue. @ NY Rangers
Mar. 30 Thu. @ Boston
Apr. 1 Sat. vs. Florida
Apr. 2 Sun. vs. Ottawa
Apr. 4 Tue. @ Toronto
Apr. 6 Thu. @ New Jersey
Apr. 8 Sat.  vs. NY Rangers
Apr. 11 Tue.  @ Philadelphia
Apr. 13 Thu. vs. Pittsburgh