COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Blue Jackets will play a pair of games in Helsinki, Finland during the 2020-21 regular season.
The Blue Jackets will play the Colorado Avalanche. The dates of the games will be announced at a later date.
“The Columbus Blue Jackets are proud and excited to be participating in next year’s NHL Global Series in our 20th season as a member of the National Hockey League,” said club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen, a native of Kuopio, Finland and the league’s first European-born general manager. “It means a great deal to me personally, knowing how passionate Finnish hockey fans are, to be a part of bringing our team to the place where my NHL dreams began as a young hockey player.”
The games are a part of the 2020 NHL Global Series. The Blue Jackets participated in a similar program in 2010, playing games in Stockholm, Sweden.