Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Senators, Wild will play games in Sweden next season

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association announced on Wednesday that the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs will participate in the 2023 NHL Global Series on Nov. 16-19 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The teams will play two regular season games apiece in Stockholm at Avicii Arena as a part of the event.

The @DetroitRedWings, @mnwild, @Senators and @MapleLeafs to headline the 2023 #NHLGlobalSeries – Sweden.


— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 26, 2023
The 2023 NHL Global Series will mark the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th games that are being played in Stockholm. Stockholm has hosted more NHL regular season games than any city outside of North America. This will also mark the 10th season in which the NHL will play regular season contests in Europe.

The 2023 NHL Global Series will feature four NHL franchises for the first time, and it’s the first time that the Maple Leafs will play outside of North America. The Maple Leafs will become the 26th team to play regular season games outside of North America.

Meanwhile, this will be just the second occasion in which the Red Wings and Wild will play outside of North America and the third for the Senators. Between the rosters of the Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Senators, and Wild, there are 21 Swedish players.

Earlier this month, the league announced that the Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings would face off in a pair of preseason games in Melbourne, Australia as part of the 2023 NHL Global Series. Those games will be played at Rod Larver Arena in Melbourne on Sept. 23 and 24.

Anthony Edwards, Paolo Banchero, Jalen Brunson highlight FIBA 2023 World Cup team

We’re still over a month away from the FIBA World Cup tipping off on August 25th, but it’s never too early to take a look at the roster that will be representing the United States in the tournament. USA Basketball is hoping to have a better showing than the one they put forth in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in which they finished in seventh place, and the team they’ve put together has a great shot at improving upon that standing.

The roster was finalized in early July and it includes seven All-NBA players and four All-Stars. Nine of the 12 players have USA Basketball experience at various levels, while the other three will be making their debut for the national team. The head coach for Team USA is Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, while Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Ty Lue and Gonzaga head coach Mark Few will serve as assistants.

The three players who are making their Team USA debut are Reaves, Hart and Johnson, while Haliburton was on the U19 USA Basketball team that won gold at the FIBA World Cup in 2019. The roster is certainly young, but that’s to be expected for a World Cup roster for USA Basketball. That aside, this collection of players gives you everything from former No. 1 overall picks in Edwards and Banchero to undrafted players like Reaves. And there’s surely no shortage of talent on this roster, it’s just a matter of how well they can all gel together in the tournament.