In separate votes announced Friday, the NHL’s Board of Governors and members of the NHL Players’ Association ratified a return-to-play plan slated to have games begin in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, on Aug. 1.
The voting process also included both sides approving a four-year extension to the current collective bargaining agreement that provides the league a comprehensive path out of the economic challenges raised by the new coronavirus pandemic.
“This agreement is a meaningful step forward for the players and owners, and for our game, in a difficult and uncertain time,” NHLPA executive director Don Fehr said. “We are pleased to be able to bring NHL hockey back to the fans.”
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 10, 2020
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 10, 2020
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