Detroit will open on October 5, visiting the Nashville Predators.
The Red Wings’ home opener is the next night as they host the Dallas Stars.
Detroit’s annual New Year’s Eve game will feature the San Jose Sharks while the Red Wings will close the season on April 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The first matchup of the season against the Lighting, Detroit GM Steve Yzerman‘s former team, will be on December 29 in Tampa. The Red Wings will meet former GM Ken Holland‘s Edmonton Oilers for the first time on October 18 in Edmonton.
Both of the Red Wings’ visits to the New York Islanders will be at NYCB Live – the former Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – rather than Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Detroit will play on back-to-back nights 14 times, with travel between the games for 13 of those sets.
There are two home-and-home series on the schedule, against Winnipeg in December and against the Rangers at the end of Feburary/start of March.