The NHL JUST announced their return plan which includes a 24 team playoff to compete for the Stanley Cup!
Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement with an entire plan that will have the top 4 seeds in each conference prior to the stoppage back in March play in a round robin to determine seeding.
The other 8 teams will compete in games to then determine who plays the top seeds.
The games will be played in 2 hub citires to be announced at a later date.
No dates are set on when they will begin play.
This is AMAZING news for NHL fans across the world and now joins the NBA for restarting their seasons that were abruptly cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More HERE and check out the plan below, plus video from Commissioner Bettman with the entire breakdown.