MINNEAPOLIS – The NHL® announced today that tickets to the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild at Target Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, will go on sale to the public on Wednesday. The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will be the first NHL Winter Classic® scheduled to be played in primetime and will start at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on Jan. 1. The game will be televised on TNT, Sportsnet, and TVA Sports.
Tickets to the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Ticketmaster is the only official marketplace of the NHL, providing fans with the peace of mind in knowing the seats they buy on Ticketmaster.com and the Ticketmaster app are the seats they’ll get.
The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will mark the second time the Wild will play in an NHL regular-season outdoor game, as well as second time the NHL has brought a regular-season outdoor game to The State of Hockey following the 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ between the Chicago Blackhawks and the hometown Wild, who won the game 6-1 at TCF Bank Field (now Huntington Bank Stadium). The game will also mark the second regular-season outdoor contest for the Blues, who defeated the Blackhawks 4-1 in the 2017 NHL Winter Classic® at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will be the 13th NHL Winter Classic®, the 33rd NHL regular-season outdoor game, and the first of three NHL regular-season outdoor games scheduled for the 2021-22 season, which will all be televised on TNT, Sportsnet and TVA Sports. For a complete history of NHL regular-season outdoor games, click here.
The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will showcase a number of the top players in the NHL. The Wild are led by captain Jared Spurgeon, forwards Kirill Kaprizov, Kevin Fiala, and Jordan Greenway, and defenseman Matt Dumba. The Blues counter with captain Ryan O’Reilly, forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn, defenseman Colton Parayko and goaltender Jordan Binnington.
The Wild and Blues have faced off 85 times during the regular season, with St. Louis holding a nine-point advantage over Minnesota (STL: 43-28-14-100; MIN: 37-31-17-91). The clubs have met twice in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the 2015 First Round won by Minnesota in six games, and the 2017 First Round won by St. Louis in five games. The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will be the first of three meetings between the Blues and the Wild this season, with the second and third games scheduled in St. Louis on April 8 and April 16, respectively.
Today’s announcement was made from home plate at Target Field during a news conference attended by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Minnesota Wild Owner & Governor Craig Leipold, Minnesota Wild President & Alternate Governor Matt Majka, Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin, St. Louis Blues Owner & Governor Tom Stillman, St. Louis President & Alternate Governor Chris Zimmerman, Minnesota Twins Owner and Executive Chair Jim Pohlad, Minnesota Twins President & CEO Dave St. Peter, Discover Chief Marketing Officer Kate Manfred, NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director Mathieu Schneider, Wild defenseman Matt Dumba and forward Marcus Foligno, and TNT play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert.
NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® leading up to and after the game. NHL Social™ will provide coverage on all social platforms, including the use of the hashtag NHL #WinterClassic.