Winter Classic past winners: Complete list of teams and hosts of the NHL’s outdoor game

The defending Stanley Cup champions, and the NHL’s youngest franchise are the two teams featured in the 2024 Winter Classic, as the Kraken host the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. 

This year’s annual New Year’s Day game marks the first Winter Classic appearance for either club, and the first time ever that the Kraken are playing an outdoor game. The Golden Knights previously played in the 2021 NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe series. 

Every year, the Winter Classic provides an exceptional playing experience for the teams, and an incredible viewing experiences for hockey fans. It is a highlight-filed event, and it should be no different in 2024. 

MORE: What time is the 2024 Winter Classic on? 

Here are all of the previous winners and locations of the Winter Classics. 

Previous winners of the Winter Classic 

The Bruins own the most Winter Classic victories with three. Boston broke a three-way tie for first last year with a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh at Fenway Park.

Home-field advantage has not been a thing when it comes to Winter Classic games. In total, hosts of the event have gone 6-6-2. 

Year Venue Location Host Result
2008 Ralph Wilson Stadium Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo Sabres Penguins 2, Sabres 1 (SO)
2009 Wrigley Field Chicago, Ill. Chicago Blackhawks Red Wings 6, Blackhawks 4
2010 Fenway Park Boston, Mass. Boston Bruins Bruins 2, Flyers 1 (OT)
2011 Heinz Field Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh Penguins Capitals 3, Penguins 1
2012 Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia Flyers Rangers 3, Flyers 2
2014 Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Mich. Detroit Red Wings Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (SO)
2015 Nationals Park Washington, D.C. Washington Capitals Capitals 3, Blackhawks 2
2016 Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Mass. Boston Bruins Canadiens 5, Bruins 1
2017 Busch Stadium St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis Blues Blues 4, Blackhawks 1
2018 Citi Field Queens. N.Y. New York Rangers Rangers 3, Sabres 2 (OT)
2019 Notre Dame Stadium Notre Dame, Ind. Chicago Blackhawks Bruins 4, Blackhawks 2
2020 Cotton Bowl Dallas, Texas Dallas Stars Stars 4, Predators 2
2022 Target Field Minneapolis, Minn. Minnesota Wild Blues 6, Wild 4
2023 Fenway Park Boston, Mass. Boston Bruins Bruins 2, Penguins 1

What time is the 2024 Winter Classic?

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 1
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET | Noon PT 

Puck drop for the 2024 Winter Classic will take place at 3 p.m. ET in Seattle.

The New Year’s Day tradition continues in 2024, with the outdoor game taking place on Jan. 1. 

How to watch the 2024 Winter Classic

  • TV Channel (U.S.): TNT
  • TV Channel (Canada): Sportsnet, TVA Sports 
  • Live Stream: Sling

Fans hoping to catch the 2024 Winter Classic in the United States can watch the game on TNT. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Eddie Olcyzk (color analyst) and Brian Boucher (ice level) will have the call, while Darren Pang and Jackie Redmond will contribute on-ice interviews and additional reporting throughout the game.

Canadians can also watch the game on Sportsnet or on TVA Sports, which will carry a Canadian French-language broadcast.

Cord-cutters are also in luck. In the United States, they can stream the game on Sling, which streams all nationally-televised NHL games.


Where is the 2024 Winter Classic?

  • Venue: T-Mobile Park 
  • Location: Seattle, Wash.

The 2024 Winter Classic will be played at T-Mobile Park, home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners.

T-Mobile Park becomes the eighth baseball stadium to host the Winter Classic, joining Fenway Park, Target Field, Citi Field, Busch Stadium, Nationals Park, Citizens Bank Park and Wrigley Field.

It’s the first time that the Winter Classic will be played in the Pacific time zone.

Source : ESPN.com

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