As the NHL approaches its first full 82-campaign since the pandemic began, deputy commissioner Billy Daly is confident that the majority of the players will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Speaking to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff at the NHL's media day in Chicago, Daly said the league expects "98 per cent" of players will be vaccinated and only "10-15 players" are expected to be unvaccinated.