The NHL released the 2015-16 schedule Thursday morning, providing the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks their first look at the road to a repeat.
As they learned Wednesday, the Blackhawks open the season and raise their sixth Stanley Cup banner on Oct. 7 against the New York Rangers at the United Center. Two days later, the Hawks will be at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn to usher in a new era for the New York Islanders, who will play there after 43 seasons at Nassau Coliseum.
The 2015-16 schedule is highlighted by the Blackhawks’ second Stadium Series appearance and fourth outdoor game when they face off against the Minnesota Wild at TCF Bank Stadium on Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m.
The Hawks will have their first rematch of the 2015 Stanley Cup against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 24 at the United Center.
The full schedule can be found here.