After contacting multiple sources, TMLfans.ca has learned that the Leafs will open the 2017-18 regular season in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Puck-stopping goaltender Frederik Andersen, a native of Herning, Denmark, who has had a phenomenal year, is undoubtedly the inspiration behind this initiative.
Rival countrymen Mikkel Boedker and Jannik Hansen are also set to participate, as members of the San Jose Sharks, the Leafs opponents for this historic weekend series.
In 187 career NHL games, Andersen – the only Danish goalie in league history – has compiled a record of 108-41-26 with 10 shutouts.
Logistics are still being negotiated, but it’s believed that the Leafs and Sharks will play back-to-back games during the weekend of October 7-8, 2017.
Fans in Denmark are ecstatic about welcoming the NHL.
Overwhelming support for hockey in the country is escalating.
October 2017 is perfect timing for the event; Denmark will play host to the 2018 IIHF World Championship six months later.
Leafs fans across the country will undoubtedly be tuning in to watch, perhaps while cracking open a Tuborg and enjoying some pickled herring.
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