The 2020–21 NHL season will be the 104th season of operation (103rd season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the regular season has been reduced to 56 games, tentatively scheduled to be held from January 13 to May 8, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 cross-border travel restrictions imposed by the Government of Canada, the league will temporarily realign for this season, putting all seven Canadian teams into one division. The playoffs are then tentatively scheduled to run until July under a 16-team format with the top four teams from each division. 

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