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Colorado Avalanche 2022-23 schedule released

The Stanley Cup champions kick off the regular season at Ball Arena on October 12.

DENVER — It won't be long before the Stanley Cup champions set out to defend their crown.

The 2022-23 NHL regular season schedule was released on Wednesday, revealing what the title defense will look like for the Colorado Avalanche.

Colorado will raise the 2022 Stanley Cup banner prior to the regular-season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 12 at Ball Arena. 

The Avs also have a pair of international games against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Finland (November 4-5) as part of the NHL Global Series.

Below is the complete regular season schedule (home games in bold, all times MT):

OCTOBER

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 vs. Chicago (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 at Calgary (7:30 p.m.)
  • Monday, Oct. 17 at Minnesota (6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 vs. Winnipeg (6 p.m.)
  • Friday, Oct. 21 vs. Seattle (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 at Vegas (8 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 at N.Y. Rangers (5 p.m.)
  • Friday, Oct. 28 at New Jersey (5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 at N.Y. Islanders (5:30 p.m.)
Credit: AP Photo/John Locher

NOVEMBER

  • Friday, Nov. 4 vs Columbus (11 a.m.) **NHL Global Series in Finland
  • Saturday, Nov. 5 at Columbus (11 a.m.) **NHL Global Series in Finland 
  • Thursday, Nov. 10 vs. Nashville (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Carolina (7 p.m.)
  • Monday, Nov. 14 vs. St. Louis (7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 at Carolina (5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 19 at Washington (5 p.m.)
  • Monday, Nov. 21 at Dallas (6:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23 vs. Vancouver (8 p.m.)
  • Friday, Nov. 25 at Nashville (12 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. Dallas (7 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Winnipeg (6 p.m.)
Credit: AP
Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) shoots wide of St. Louis Blues goaltender Ville Husso (35) during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Friday, May 27, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

DECEMBER

  • Thursday, Dec. 1 at Buffalo (5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Dec. 3 at Boston (5 p.m.)
  • Monday, Dec. 5 at Philadelphia (5 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 vs. Boston (7 p.m.)
  • Friday, Dec. 9 vs. N.Y. Rangers (7 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Dec. 11 at St. Louis (12 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 vs. Philadelphia (8 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Dec. 15 vs. Buffalo (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 vs. Nashville (7 p.m.)
  • Monday, Dec. 19 vs. N.Y. Islanders (7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 vs. Montreal (6 p.m.)
  • Friday, Dec. 23 at Nashville (6 p.m.)
    **NHL HOLIDAY BREAK**
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Arizona (7 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 vs. Los Angeles (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Dec. 31 vs. Toronto (5 p.m.)
Credit: AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
Colorado Avalanche's Cale Makar tangles with Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series Thursday, May 5, 2022.

JANUARY

  • Monday, Jan. 2 vs. Vegas (7 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Jan. 5 at Vancouver (8 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Jan. 7 at Edmonton (8 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10 vs. Florida (7 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Jan. 12 at Chicago (6:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Jan. 14 vs. Ottawa (5 p.m.)
  • Monday, Jan. 16 vs. Detroit (1 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Calgary (8 p.m.)
  • Friday, Jan. 20 at Vancouver (8 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Jan. 21 at Seattle (8 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24 vs. Washington (7 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 vs. Anaheim (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Jan. 28 vs. St. Louis (1 p.m.)

** NHL ALL-STAR BREAK**

Credit: AP
Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, back, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek looks on in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

FEBRUARY

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Pittsburgh (5 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Feb. 9 at Tampa Bay (5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 at Florida (4 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14 vs. Tampa Bay (7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Minnesota (7:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Feb. 18 at St. Louis (12 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Feb. 19 vs. Edmonton (1 p.m.)
  • Friday, Feb. 24 at Winnipeg (6 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 vs. Calgary (8 p.m.)
  • Monday, Feb. 27 vs. Vegas (7 p.m.)
Credit: AP
Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92), Artturi Lehkonen (62), Mikko Rantanen (96) and Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during third period NHL hockey conference finals action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, June 6, 2022. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

MARCH

  • Wednesday, March 1 vs New Jersey (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 4 at Dallas (6 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 5 vs. Seattle (7 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, March 7 vs. San Jose (7 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 9 vs. Los Angeles (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 11 vs. Arizona (4 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 13 at Montreal (5:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 15 at Toronto (5 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 16 at Ottawa (5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 18 at Detroit (11 a.m.)
  • Monday, March 20 vs. Chicago (7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 22 vs. Pittsburgh (6 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 24 vs. Arizona (7 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 26 at Arizona (1 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 27 at Anaheim (8 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 29 vs. Minnesota (8 p.m.)
Credit: AP
Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) fights with Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba (24) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 27, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

APRIL

  • Saturday, April 1 vs. Dallas (7 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 4 at San Jose (8:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, April 6 at San Jose (8:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 8 at Los Angeles (8:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday, April 9 at Anaheim (6:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 11 vs. Edmonton (7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, April 13 vs. Winnipeg (7 p.m.)

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