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Hey Community,


Preseason is underway and the official puck drop of the 2017-2018 NHL Season will begin shortly on October 4, 2017. The season opens with 4 games, 2 of which will include all Canadian action with the Toronto Maple Leafs vs the Winnipeg Jets and the Calgary Flames vs the Edmonton Oilers! Whether it be from the comfort of their own home or at their favourite local establishment, Hockey fans across the nation will be ready when the action begins. If you are out and about, we still got you covered with Rogers NHL LIVE™.


Catch every out-of-market and national game during the season, including the Stanley Cup® Playoffs with Rogers NHL LIVE!



Here are some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about Rogers NHL LIVE™:


What are Blackouts?


Regional blackouts are a mandate of the NHL, designed to cultivate and protect a team’s home market. For example, in order for the Ottawa Senators to grow their fan-base, they want people in Ottawa to watch their games over the Montreal Canadiens or Toronto Maple Leafs. These regional rights are then taken by the team and sold to a broadcaster. Each team has between 50-60 regional games per year. The remaining games are what is known as a “national” game, which is a game that can be viewed by anyone, from coast-to-coast, like Hockey Night in Canada. For an explanation of NHL blackout rules, click here >


However, every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is a national game and therefore does not have any blackouts.

Looking to watch the game but not sure where to watch it? Check out the handy Where to Watch Tool to find out!


Where outside of Canada can I watch NHL Live?


  • Fans can continue to live stream games while travelling in Canada or the U.S. Roaming charges may apply when not on the Rogers wireless network or when not on Wi-Fi, so we suggest you get a data roaming pack in advance if you choose to stream the games on a wireless network. Rogers Share Everything™ plans offer Roam Like Home, allowing you to use your Canadian wireless plan when you’re in one of 75 international countries. 
  • Both National and Regional game blackouts still apply outside of Canada, so, please keep in mind that if a game is available on TV where you’re travelling to, you will not be able to access the game in Rogers NHL LIVE.
  • Due to rights restrictions, Rogers NHL LIVE™ cannot be used in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden.
  • Data consumption is approx. 1GB/game when streamed to a smartphone and approx. 2-5GB/game when streamed to a tablet, computer, gaming console or TV (varies based on length of game, stream quality, device and other factors). Data usage exceeding your plan allotment (overage) is charged in increments rounded up to the next MB or GB (as applicable based on your plan). Standard roaming charges apply when not on the Rogers wireless network.


How to Access Rogers NHL LIVE™?


  1. Rogers customers on a Share Everything™ wireless plan or select 2-year term Rogers Ignite™ bundles get a free 2017-18 Season’s Pass subscription included with their plan. If you don’t know whether you’re a Rogers customer with an eligible plan, visit Pricing & Packages and select “Sign In” to check your eligibility.
  2. Rogers and Non-Rogers customers who aren’t eligible to get a free subscription can still subscribe by paying with a credit card. Visit Pricing & Packages and select the purchase option that you would like to buy.
  3. Rogers and Non-Rogers customers can also purchase Rogers NHL Live through the NHL app iTunes or Google Play. If you purchased a subscription to Rogers NHL LIVE™ through the NHL app you’ll be asked to sign in with a MyRogers ID (or to create a new MyRogers ID) as the final step with. By signing in with a MyRogers ID or creating a MyRogers ID, you are making a connection between your In-App purchase and a MyRogers username. This is important because a MyRogers username enables you to stream live hockey games on all supported devices. 

Check out our list of supported devices > If you choose not to sign in with a MyRogers ID, you are able to stream live hockey games on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and 4th generation Apple TV, exclusively through your In-App purchase.


To learn more about Rogers NHL LIVE, check out this help guide HERE.