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NHL Player Gaming Challenge: Schedule, entry list, how to watch

NHL Player Gaming Challenge: Schedule, entry list, how to watch 1

The NHL has joined other professional sports in forming a video game tournament involving its athletes. Beginning April 30, the league will start the inaugural NHL Player Gaming Challenge with one or two players per team competing for the title.

Each team, and NHL’ soon-to-be team in Seattle, will play a one-time matchup against another club in a best-of-three “NHL 20” series as all matches will be played on PlayStation 4.

Electronic Arts (EA) and the NHL Foundation are donating a combined $ 100,000 in support of the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The event is a part of the NHL’s #HockeyAtHome initiative designed to remind fans to stay safe, stay home and play together.

NHL Player Gaming Challenge schedule

  • Date: Begins April 30 and will run for four weeks
  • TV channel (U.S.): NBCSN
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet ONE
  • Live stream (U.S.): NBCSports.com and NBC Sports app
  • Live stream (Canada): Sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet NOW

NBC Sports Network and Sportsnet One will air select matches throughout the tournament with NBCSN televising both matches on April 30 starting at 5 p.m. ET. All games will be streamed on the NHL’s Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as on NHL.com.

Week 1

(All times Eastern)

DateTimeMatchup
April 305 p.m.Noah Hanifin & Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) vs. Brady Tkachuk (OTT)
April 305 p.m.Stephen Johns & Jamie Oleksiak (DAL) vs. Zach Aston-Reese & Bryan Rust (PIT)
May 23 p.m.Filip Forsberg (NSH) vs. J.T. Compher (COL)

NHL Player Gaming Challenge entry list

All 31 teams and NHL Seattle are represented with each club having one or two players participating in the tournament.

TeamParticipants
Anaheim DucksCam Fowler
Arizona CoyotesConor Garland & Clayton Keller
Boston BruinsJake DeBrusk & Charlie McAvoy
Buffalo SabresBrandon Montour
Calgary FlamesNoah Hanifin & Matthew Tkachuk
Carolina HurricanesWarren Foegele
Chicago BlackhawksDrake Caggiula & Alex DeBrincat
Columbus Blue JacketsElvis Merzlikins & Zach Werenski
Colorado AvalancheJ.T. Compher
Dallas StarsStephen Johns & Jamie Oleksiak
Detroit Red WingsMadison Bowey & Anthony Mantha
Edmonton OilersCaleb Jones & Darnell Nurse
Florida PanthersJonathan Huberdeau
Los Angeles KingsMichael Amadio & Blake Lizotte
Minnesota WildDevan Dubnyk & Jordan Greenway
Montreal CanadiensVictor Mete & Nick Suzuki
Nashville PredatorsFilip Forsberg
New Jersey DevilsMackenzie Blackwood
New York IslandersMatt Martin
New York RangersChris Kreider
NHL SeattleLuke Willson (NFL’s Seattle Seahawks)
Ottawa SenatorsBrady Tkachuk
Philadelphia FlyersJames van Riemsdyk
Pittsburgh PenguinsZach Aston-Reese & Bryan Rust
San Jose SharksEvander Kane & Marcus Sorensen
St. Louis BluesColton Parayko & Robert Thomas
Tampa Bay LightningTyler Johnson
Toronto Maple LeafsZach Hyman
Vancouver CanucksThatcher Demko & Adam Gaudette
Vegas Golden KnightsRyan Reaves & Alex Tuch
Washington CapitalsEvgeny Kuznetsov
Winnipeg JetsAnthony Bitetto & Kyle Connor
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