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NHL expands reach into Russia with new streaming deal


September 5, 2019 8:17 am

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer

The NHL is expanding its reach into Russia through a new streaming agreement that’s set to make every regular-season and playoff game available in the country.

The league reached an agreement with Yandex that will more than triple the amount of games available to fans in Russia.

Staging a game in Russia remains a possibility in the coming years.

“It’s a game-changer for us,” NHL executive vice president of international and media strategy David Proper said Wednesday. “We’re…



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