The Arizona Coyotes announced their schedule for the 2019-20 National Hockey League regular season with a spoof on a scene from the 2003 romcom “Love Actually.” In the video, mascot Howler knocks on the door of team personality Kristen Keogh and professes his love of the team with a series of cue cards with each team matchup throughout the season.
In the 2019-2020 season, the Coyotes will play a total of 82 games (41 home and 41 away), as well as seven preseason games (two home and five away). The Coyotes will open their 24th year in the Valley of the Sun on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Honda Center against Ryan Getzlaf, John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks. Arizona will host Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and the 2019 Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. in the home opener.
The Coyotes will host the NHL’s biggest stars at Gila River Arena throughout the 2019-20 season, including: Mark Stone, Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (Oct. 10 & Mar. 18); Roman Josi and the Nashville Predators(Oct. 17 & Mar. 28); Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (Oct. 30); Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche (Nov. 2); Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks (Dec. 12 & Feb. 1); Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames (Nov. 16 & Dec. 10); Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings (Nov. 18 & Jan. 30); Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs (Nov. 21); Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers (Nov. 24 & Feb. 4); Brent Burns, Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks (Nov. 30 & Jan. 14); P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils (Dec. 14); Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars (Dec. 29 & Mar. 16); Ryan O’Reilly, Alex Pietrangelo and the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues (Dec. 31); Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins (Jan. 12); Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (Feb. 15); Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning (Feb. 22); Alexsander Barkov and the Florida Panthers (Feb. 25); Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres (Feb. 29); Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks (Mar. 12 & Apr. 2); Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (Mar. 14); Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings (Mar. 20) as well as Mark Scheifele and the Winnipeg Jets (Apr. 4).
The start time for most weeknight home games will be 7 p.m. The team will play five weeknight home games with 7:30 p.m. start times including Nov. 27 vs. Anaheim, Dec. 19 vs. Minnesota, Jan. 30 vs. Los Angeles, Mar. 12 vs. Vancouver and Mar. 20 vs. Detroit.
Most weekend home games at Gila River Arena will be played at 6:00 p.m. except for Oct. 19 vs. Ottawa (4 p.m.), Nov. 16 vs. Calgary (2 p.m.), Jan. 12 vs. Pittsburgh (4 p.m.), Feb. 15 vs. Washington (8 p.m.) and Apr. 4 vs. Winnipeg (1 p.m.).
The NHL’s scheduling format will see the Coyotes play four games against Pacific Division rivals Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, San Jose and Vancouver. Arizona will face Vegas five times for a total of 29 Pacific Division matchups. The Coyotes will face the remaining seven Western Conference teams three times each for a total of 21 games. In addition, the Coyotes will play each of the 16 Eastern Conference teams twice, once at home and once on the road.
Arizona’s season-long home stand will be five games against Vancouver (Mar. 12), N.Y. Rangers (Mar. 14), Dallas (Mar. 16), Vegas (Mar. 18) and Detroit (Mar. 20). The team’s longest road trips will each be four games: Oct. 22-28, Dec. 3-8 and Feb. 8-13.
The Coyotes will once again host every original six team in Glendale: Boston (Oct. 5), Montreal (Oct. 30), Toronto (Nov. 21), Chicago (Dec. 12 & Feb. 1), N.Y. Rangers (Mar. 14) and Detroit (Mar. 20).
Arizona’s busiest month will be November with 16 games (9 home and 7 road). The 2019-20 schedule contains 13 back to back sets.
The Coyotes will begin their seven-game preseason schedule on Sunday, September 15 against the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Arizona will then face the Kings in a split-squad matchup on Sept. 17. The Coyotes return home to host the Ducks on Saturday, Sept. 21. Admission to both Coyotes home preseason games on Sept. 17 and 21 will be free for all first responders, service members and kids 14 and under. Arizona will conclude its preseason with a three-game road trip to play the Oilers (Sept. 24), Canucks (Sept. 26) and the Ducks (Sept. 28).
The Coyotes will break for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game from Jan. 24-26. The midseason showcase will be held Jan. 26 in St. Louis, Missouri at Enterprise Center.
Arizona will take its bye week from Jan. 19-23 when the team will have five days off.
COYOTES 2019-20 FULL SEASON TICKETS START AS LOW AS $731 PER SEAT
The Coyotes also announced that 2019-20 full season tickets & half season plans including the popular “Weekender” plan are on sale now. In addition, the Coyotes are currently taking deposits for 11 game Pick Your Own and 10 game Power Play plans that will go on sale Wednesday, July 10. These plans allow valued fans to customize their package while receiving significant price savings and select benefits. All Coyotes full and half season tickets come with priority seating for 2020 playoff tickets along with additional unique benefits.
To learn more about these flexible ticket options, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit ArizonaCoyotes.com.
HOME DATES TO REMEMBER
October 5 – Home opener against the Boston Bruins at Gila River Arena.
October 10 – Arizona hosts Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights.
October 30 – The Montreal Canadiens make their only visit to Glendale.
November 2 – Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche come to the Valley.
November 16 – The Coyotes host Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames at Gila River Arena.
November 18 – The Los Angeles Kings, led by Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty visit Arizona.
November 21 – Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs make their only visit to Glendale.
November 24 – Arizona hosts Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.
November 30 – The Coyotes take on Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks.
December 12 – Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks make their first of two trips to the Valley.
December 29 – The Dallas Stars, led by Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin visit Gila River Arena.
December 31 – The Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues come to Glendale on New Year’s Eve.
January 4 – Arizona hosts Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers.
January 12 – The Coyotes face Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
February 1 – The Chicago Blackhawks make their second and final visit of the season to Arizona.
February 15 – Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals make their only trip to the Valley.
February 22 – Arizona hosts Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
March 12 – Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks visit Gila River Arena.
March 14 – Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers make their only stop in Glendale.
March 18 - The Coyotes take on Mark Stone and the Vegas Golden Knights.
March 28 – Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators come to Arizona.
April 4 – The Coyotes host the Winnipeg Jets in the regular season finale.
ARIZONA COYOTES 2019-20 PRESEASON AND REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Sun. Sept. 15: at Vegas, 1:30 p.m.
Tue. Sept. 17: LOS ANGELES, 7 p.m.#
Tue. Sept. 17: at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.#
Sat. Sept. 21: ANAHEIM, 6 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 24: at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Thu. Sept. 26: at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 28: at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 3: at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 5: BOSTON, 6 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 10: VEGAS, 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 12: at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 15: at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 17: NASHVILLE, 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 19: OTTAWA, 4 p.m.
Tue. Oct. 22: at NY Rangers, 4 p.m.
Thu. Oct. 24: at NY Islanders, 4 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 25: at New Jersey, 4 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 28: at Buffalo, 4 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 30: MONTREAL, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 2: COLORADO, 6 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 4: at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 5: at Calgary, 7 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 7: COLUMBUS, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 9: MINNESOTA, 6 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 11: at Washington, 4 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 12: at St. Louis, 6 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 14: at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 16: CALGARY, 2 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 18: LOS ANGELES, 7 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 21: TORONTO, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 23: at Los Angeles, 2 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 24: EDMONTON, 6 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 27: ANAHEIM, 7 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 29: at Vegas, 4 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 30: SAN JOSE, 6 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 3: at Columbus, 5 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 5: at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 6: at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 8: at Chicago, 5 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 10: CALGARY, 7 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 12: CHICAGO, 7 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 14: NEW JERSEY, 6 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 17: at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 19: MINNESOTA, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 28: at Vegas, 8 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 29: DALLAS, 6 p.m.
Tue. Dec. 31: ST LOUIS, 7 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 2: ANAHEIM, 7 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 4: PHILADELPHIA, 6 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 7: at Florida, 5 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 9: at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 10: at Carolina, 5:30 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 12: PITTSBURGH, 4 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 14: SAN JOSE, 7 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 16: at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 18: at Edmonton, 1 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 29: at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 30: LOS ANGELES, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 1: CHICAGO, 6 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 4: EDMONTON, 7 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 6: CAROLINA, 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 8: at Boston, 1 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 10: at Montreal, 5 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 11: at Toronto, 5 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 13: at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 15: WASHINGTON , 8 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 17: NY ISLANDERS, 2 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 19: at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.
Thu. Feb. 20: at St. Louis, 6 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 22: TAMPA BAY, 6 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 25: FLORIDA, 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 29: BUFFALO, 6 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 4: at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 6: at Calgary, 7 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 9: at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.
Thu. Mar. 12: VANCOUVER, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 14: NY RANGERS, 6 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 16: DALLAS, 7 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 18: VEGAS, 7 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 20: DETROIT, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 22: at Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 25: at Vegas, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 28: NASHVILLE, 6 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 29: at San Jose, 7 p.m.
Tue. Mar. 31: at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Thu. Apr. 2 : VANCOUVER, 7 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 4: WINNIPEG, 1 p.m.
- ALL TIMES LOCAL ARIZONA TIME
- Preseason games in italics
- # Split squad games
The following is a month-by-month and team-by-team breakdown of the Coyotes home and away schedule:
LOS ANGELES: 2-2
NEW JERSEY: 1-1
N.Y. ISLANDERS: 1-1
N.Y. RANGERS: 1-1
ST. LOUIS: 1-2
SAN JOSE: 2-2
TAMPA BAY: 1-1