he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place.

The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9.

After closing Rexall Place last season, the Oilers will open their new home against the provincial rival Calgary Flames.

The other three games on the first night of the 2016-17 season: the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Ottawa Senators in a renewal of the Battle of Ontario; the St. Louis Blues, who defeated Chicago in the First Round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, face the Central Division rival Blackhawks at United Center; and the defending Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks play host to the Los Angeles Kings at SAP Center.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will raise their fourth Stanley Cup championship banner the following night – Thursday, Oct. 13 – before facing the Washington Capitals at CONSOL Energy Center.