The Chicago Blackhawks announced their promotional schedule for the 2022-23 NHL season, and there are a lot of games fans will want to circle on their calendar for the upcoming season.
The Blackhawks will not be the best team in the league by any means. In fact, they actively tried to get worse this past offseason. Their moves reflected a team rebuilding and trying to go all in on building through the draft, which means this team might not be the best to watch in 2022-23.
Despite their struggles, fans will still want to come to some games this year thanks to some fun promotions. Let’s review all the games on the calendar for Blackhawks fans!
Chicago Blackhawks Promo Schedule:
October 21 – Home Opener
October 21 – Kids Game
October 25 – Hispanic Heritage Night
October 30 – Hawktober Halloween
November 1 – Native American Heritage Night
November 3 – Hockey Fights Cancer
November 14 – Military Appreciation Night
November 20 – Hossa Jersey Retirement
November 30 through January 1 – Home For The Holidays
December 15 – Blackhawks Wine Tasting
December 23 – Tommy Hawk’s Holiday Party
January 1 – New Year’s Celebration
January 6 – Gamers Night
January 8 – Studio 1901 Disco Party
January 12 – Backnytime – A Blackhawks Retro Experience
January 22 – Bulls Night
February 10 – Black History Night
February 19 – First Responders Night
March 4 – Chicago Neighborhoods Night
March 6 – International Women’s Day Recognition
March 14 – St. Patrick’s Day
March 26 – Pride Night
April 1 – April Fools’ Game
April 13 – Thank You Fans
This is an action-packed schedule with a lot of fun events for fans of the team. The Hawks are trying their best to add reasons for fans to come to the games, and I think this list of promotional nights reflects that goal.
You can read more about the Blackhawks’ promotional schedule using this tweet below:
While we go over the promotions, I also want to mention a few games that fans should circle on the calendar due to their opponents on those nights.
Nov. 16, 2022: Chicago hosts St. Louis
This will be the first time the Blackhawks host their old rival this upcoming season. While the Hawks are rebuilding, this is still a game I expect will be fun to watch.
Dec. 13, 2022: Chicago hosts Washington
Dylan Strome will be back in town for his first game on the road against the Hawks since not re-signing with the team. I think this will be a big opportunity for the fans to show Strome some love, and for Strome to remind the Hawks why not re-signing him was a mistake.
Jan. 1, 2023: Chicago hosts San Jose
The Blackhawks will face off against the San Jose Sharks for the first time at home on New Year’s day. The Sharks changed up their management this past offseason bringing in Mike Grier to serve as general manager. Grier is the first Black general manager in the history of the NHL, and I cannot wait to watch his team play the Hawks at home.
Jan. 12, 2023: Chicago hosts the defending champs
The defending Stanley Cup Champions will be in Chicago on Jan. 12 for a matchup with the Hawks. Chicago will get to play them on the road to start the season, but welcoming the champs to Chicago and giving them a good hockey game will be fun to watch later in the season.
Mar. 6, 2023: Chicago welcomes DeBrincat home
Assuming Alex DeBrincat is still on the Senators in March, that will be his first opportunity to play a game back in Chicago since being traded this past offseason. DeBrincat returning to Chicago will be a big return for Hawks fans to welcome him home and give him a round of applause.
These big games and the promotional nights listed above will make the 2022-23 season fun to watch. And the season is just under a month away!