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Blackhawks official 2024-25 season schedule

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The NHL officially released its 2024-25 season schedule, and the Chicago Blackhawks are slated to open on Tuesday, Oct. 8 against the Utah Hockey Club, who will host their first-ever home opener at Delta Center in Salt Lake City.

The Blackhawks' home opener at the United Center will be on Thursday, Oct. 17 against the San Jose Sharks. A showdown between the last two No. 1 overall picks in Connor Bedard and Macklin Celebrini.

Here are some quick notes as you prepare to look at the full schedule:

  • The Blackhawks will open their season with a four-game road trip: Utah, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary.
  • The Blackhawks will host the St. Louis Blues at Wrigley Field in the 2025 Winter Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m.
  • The Blackhawks will host 21 weekend games from Friday-Sunday,  including six on Friday, five on Saturday and 10 on Sunday. The Blackhawks had 25 weekend games last season.
  • The Blackhawks have 10 back-to-back sets this season. They had 11 last season.

Now, what we've all been waiting for, let's take a look at the full schedule:

And here's a look at the preseason schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Detroit at Chicago — 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27: Chicago at Detroit — 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28: Chicago at St. Louis — 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Chicago at Minnesota — 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4: Minnesota at Chicago — 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5: St. Louis at Chicago — TBA (Neutral site)

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