Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL is targeting a Jan. 1 start for next season. That came after recent talks between the league and NHL Players' Association.
The new date is a month after the initial tentative Dec. 1 start. The estimated start for training camps will be announced at a later date. Bettman made the announcement at the start of the NHL draft, just over a week since the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup to complete the 2019-20 season.
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