After COVID Cancellation, Minnesota Wild to Host St. Louis for 2022 NHL Winter Classic
The Minnesota Wild will host the St. Louis Blues for the NHL's Winter Classic New Year's Day at Target Field in Minneapolis, following the 2021 cancellation.
The two teams were set to play at Target Field on New Year's Day this year, before the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into things, cancelling the outdoor event.
Winter Classic Stats
- The Minnesota Wild will host the 13th NHL Winter Classic® in NHL history.
- Minnesota is the 10th team to play host to the game, joining Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Washington. Boston, Buffalo and Chicago are the only two-time hosts.
- Minnesota is the 14th team to participate in an NHL Winter Classic game. The Chicago Blackhawks lead all NHL clubs with four appearances in the NHL Winter Classic® Game (2009, 2015, 2017, and 2019).
- Target Field is the seventh baseball stadium to host the NHL Winter Classic®.
The National Hockey League also announced the Vegas Golden Knights will host the All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena next season, and the Nashville Predators will play the Tampa Bay Lightning outdoors on Feb. 26 at Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.
Wild Season Ticket Members will have the first right to purchase tickets to the 2022 NHL Winter Classic. Ticket information for the rest of us will be announced at a later date.
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