Sportsnet Gears Up for the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs Season, Delivering 56 Games on TV, 41 on Radio and all on Digital

– TV broadcast schedule headlined by 40 national and 16 regional games–
– All games available to stream live on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE or Sportsnet NOW –
– PLUS: TV & radio schedule features first-ever NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto, New Year’s Day –

TORONTO (September 23, 2016) As the Blue and White prepare to hit the ice this October, Sportsnet today announced its 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs regular season broadcast schedule, with 56 games available on television, 41 games on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and every game online at Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE, with majority also on Sportsnet NOW.

The action gets underway on Wednesday, October 12, opening night of the NHL season, as Auston Matthews and the Leafs visit Erik Karlsson and the Senators in Ottawaat 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet, Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE and on Sportsnet NOW (Please see below for full schedule).

Sportsnet is also home to four Maple Leafs pre-season matchups – three games on TV and one game on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. Leafs Nation can catch the pre-season action beginning Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnetand Sportsnet NOW,  as the Buds head across the Peace Bridge to meet the Buffalo Sabres.

Fans within the Maple Leafs’ regional broadcast territory can now stream all Sportsnet’s regional broadcasts with Sportsnet NOW, as well as all national Maple Leafs games that are broadcast on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE or Sportsnet 360. Toronto Maple Leafs fans outside the team’s regional broadcast territory can stream all 82 Leafs games with Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE.

On TV – Regional

Sportsnet Ontario is home to 16 regional Maple Leafs games this season, starting on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. ET as the Maple Leafs take on Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres.

Play-by-play announcer Paul Romanuk returns to the Leafs broadcast booth to call Toronto’s regional games, alongside game analyst Greg Millen and rinkside reporter Christine Simpson. Across the street at the Hockey Central studio, host Daren Millard is joined by analyst Nick Kypreos and fellow Sportsnet hockey experts including Elliotte Friedman and Colby Armstrong for exclusive pre-game insight and analysis.

Highlights from Sportsnet’s regional Maple Leafs broadcast schedule include:

  • Five Atlantic Division matchups; including two games against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Two games against Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils
  • A showdown against 2016 Western Conference Champion San Jose Sharks

On TV – National

Sportsnet will broadcast 40 national Toronto Maple Leafs games this season, featured prominently on Sportsnet’s three marquee national nights: Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays, Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sundays and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey. Highlights from the Maple Leafs national broadcast schedule include:

  • 22 games on Hockey Night in Canada, including nine all-Canadian matchups
  • Nine appearances on Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey, including the Maple Leafs opening night battle against division rival Ottawa Senators
  • Four appearances on Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sunday evenings, including the season finale against Columbus Blue Jackets
  • A New Year’s Day showdown vs. Detroit Red Wings at BMO Field in Toronto for the first-ever NHL Centennial Classic, kicking off the NHL’s 100th anniversary celebrations

On Radio

Sportsnet 590 The FAN is home to 41 Toronto Maple Leafs radio broadcasts this season. Joe Bowen, the celebrated voice of the Maple Leafs, returns to the radio broadcast booth alongside analyst and former goalie Jim Ralph to deliver wall-to-wall coverage of Toronto’s team.

Following all 41 radio broadcasts, former Leafs GM Gord Stellick and retired NHL left-winger Todd Hlushko will host the two-hour Leafs Nation Post-Gameshow on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Sportsnet 590 the FAN also has coverage of the pre-season battle between the Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

In addition to Sportsnet’s Toronto Maple Leafs regional broadcasts, Sportsnet will deliver exclusive coverage of more than 450 national and regional NHL games this season.Headlined by the launch of the NHL’s Centennial Season, Sportsnet’s 2016-17 schedule delivers premium Canadian match-ups chock full of NHL star power, two outdoor games in Canada including the NHL Heritage Classic in Winnipeg and the NHL Centennial Classic in Toronto on New Year’s Day, the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the NHL Stadium Series, the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles and the 17th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada – all culminating with the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final.

As home of hockey’s brightest stars, Sportsnet is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens (English-language Canadian coverage) and Edmonton Oilers.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs 2016-17 TV Broadcast Schedule

*Channel allocations for Hockey Night in Canada to be announced on a weekly basis

** All national and out-of-market games are available for live streaming with Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE

***All national and regional (in-market) games broadcast on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet 360 are also available for live streaming withSportsnet NOW

Note: Schedule is subject to change

 

 

Pre-season

  • Friday, Sep. 30, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Sunday, Oct. 2, Montreal @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Friday, Oct. 7, Detroit @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)

 

October 2016

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Oct. 15, Boston @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, Toronto @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, Toronto @ Chicago, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet ONE)
  • Saturday, Oct. 29, Toronto @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Sunday, Oct. 30, Toronto @ NY Islanders, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)

 

November 2016

  • Thursday, Nov. 3, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Nov. 5, Vancouver @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Saturday, Nov. 12, Toronto @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, Nashville @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Nov. 19, Toronto @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT  (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23, Toronto @ New Jersey, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Nov. 26, Washington @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, Toronto @ Calgary, 8:30 p.m. ET  / 5:30 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)

 

December 2016

  • Saturday, Dec. 3, Toronto @ Vancouver, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, Minnesota @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Dec. 10, Toronto @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Sunday, Dec. 11, Colorado @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Thursday, Dec. 15, Arizona @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Monday, Dec. 19, Anaheim @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Friday, Dec. 23, Toronto @ Arizona, 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28, Toronto @ Florida, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Thursday, Dec. 29, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)

 

January 2017

  • Sunday, Jan. 1, NHL Centennial Classic, Detroit @ Toronto, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Friday, Jan. 6, Toronto @ New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Jan. 7, Montreal @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET  / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, Buffalo @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Jan. 21, Ottawa @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25, Toronto @ Detroit, 7 p.m. ET  / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Thursday, Jan. 26, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31, Toronto @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)

 

February 2017

  • Saturday, Feb. 4, Toronto @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Monday, Feb. 6, Toronto @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, St. Louis @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, Buffalo @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, Toronto @ Columbus, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, Ottawa @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Sunday, Feb. 19, Toronto @ Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Thursday, Feb. 23, NY Rangers @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Feb. 25, Montreal @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, Toronto @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)

 

March 2017

  • Thursday, Mar. 2, Toronto @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Thursday, Mar. 9, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Mar. 11, Toronto @ Carolina, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Thursday, Mar. 16, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Mar. 18, Chicago @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Wednesday, Mar. 22, Toronto @ Columbus, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)
  • Thursday, Mar. 23, New Jersey @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Mar. 25, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

 

April 2017

  • Saturday, Apr. 1, Toronto @ Detroit, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Monday, Apr. 3, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Ontario)
  • Saturday, Apr. 8, Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (National – Hockey Night in Canada)
  • Sunday, Apr. 9, Columbus @ Toronto, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (National – Sportsnet)

 

Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs Broadcast Schedule

 

PRE-SEASON

September

  • Saturday, Oct. 8, Toronto @ Detroit, 6:30 p.m. ET

 

REGULAR SEASON

October

  • Saturday, Oct. 15, Boston @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, Toronto @ Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, Florida @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 29, Toronto @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET

November

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, Edmonton @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Nov. 5, Vancouver @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, Nov. 11, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, Florida @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22, Carolina @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Nov. 26, Washington @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, Toronto @ Calgary, 8 p.m. ET

December

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, Minnesota @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Dec. 11, Colorado @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Dec. 15, Phoenix @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, Pittsburgh @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Dec. 22, Toronto @ Colorado, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Dec. 29, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET

January

  • Sunday, Jan. 1, NHL Centennial Classic, Detroit @ Toronto, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, Jan. 6, Toronto @ New Jersey, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Jan. 7, Montreal @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, Toronto @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Jan. 19, New York Rangers @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Jan. 23, Calgary @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Jan. 26, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. ET

February

  • Thursday, Feb. 2, Toronto @ St Louis, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, Dallas @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, Buffalo @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, New York Islanders @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, Ottawa @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, Winnipeg @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, Toronto @ San Jose, 10 p.m. ET

March

  • Friday, Mar. 3, Toronto @ Anaheim, 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Mar. 9, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Mar. 14, Toronto @ Florida, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Mar. 18, Chicago @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Mar. 22, Toronto @ Columbus, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Mar. 25, Toronto @ Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Mar. 30, Toronto @ Nashville, 7:30 p.m. ET

April

  • Saturday, Apr. 1, Toronto @ Detroit, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Apr. 3, Toronto @ Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Apr. 9, Columbus @ Toronto, 5:30 p.m. ET

 

 

 

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