pre-seeson starts in mid-September and the regular season starts early in October
the nhl season usually starts in october and ends in April
The 2009-2010 NHL season officially started on October 8th, 2009.
2005-06: first season after lockout
October 7 for the regular season September 21 for the pre-season
A NHL season starts on offically starts October 6 though not all teams play on this date.
October 6th 2011
October 1st, 2009
The NHL season usually starts 3-4 months after the Stanley Cup final. Most of the time, the season starts in the beginning of October.