Winnipeg’s new NHL team will play the Columbia Blue Jackets in a split series as part of their first pre-season game.
True North Sports and Entertainment announced the seven-game 2011 NHL pre-season schedule on Thursday.
The unnamed franchise will play four out of seven games on the road before officially beginning their season October 9 against the Montreal Canadiens at MTS Centre.
Winnipeg 2011 NHL Pre-Season Schedule
September 20 — Columbus Blue Jackets (ss) at MTS Centre — 7:30 p.m.
September 20 — @ Columbus Blue Jackets (ss) at Nationwide Arena — 6:30 p.m.
September 24 — @ Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena — 7 p.m.
September 25 — @ Carolina Hurricanes at Time Warner Cable Arena — 4 p.m.
September 26 — @ Ottawa Senators at Conception Bay South, NLTBA
September 28 — Carolina Hurricanes at MTS Centre — 7:30 p.m.
September 30 — Nashville Predators at MTS Centre — 7:30 p.m.
UPDATE: The 2011-12 NHL regular season schedule has been released.