December 4, 2023


The Bruins final performed in Quebec Metropolis in the course of the 2017 preseason towards the Canadiens.

The Bruins performed the Habs in Quebec Metropolis again in 2017. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press through AP

The Boston Bruins are heading as much as Patrice Bergeron’s outdated digs for a preseason matchup subsequent fall.

The Bruins introduced on Tuesday afternoon that they’ll play the Los Angeles Kings in an exhibition sport at Quebec Metropolis’s Videotron Centre on Oct. 3, 2024. The Kings may even tackle the Florida Panthers in a preseason matchup in the identical venue on Oct. 5, 2024.

Despite the fact that Quebec Metropolis misplaced the Nordiques following the 1994-95 NHL season, Quebec’s second-largest metropolis has remained a hockey hotbed. The Videotron Centre was accomplished in 2015, holds over 18,000 followers, and already serves as the house barn for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Main Junior Hockey League.

Whereas Quebec Metropolis waits in anticipation for the NHL to focus its enlargement efforts up north, these preseason bouts must suffice.

The Bruins have loads of historical past with Quebec Metropolis, particularly after years of spirited battles within the Adams Division with the Nordiques. Even after the NHL despatched the Nordiques to Colorado, the Bruins have made a number of journeys again as much as Quebec Metropolis for preseason conferences.

Boston took on the Montreal Canadiens on the Videotron Centre in the course of the 2017 preseason, and in addition battled the Habs on the Colisée Pepsi — the Nordiques’ outdated barn — in 2009.

It could not come as a lot of a shock if Bergeron makes a cameo look throughout Boston’s return to Quebec Metropolis. Bergeron, who grew up within the suburb of L’Ancienne-Lorette, has held a Professional-Am sport on the Videotron Centre alongside former NHLer Simon Gagne for a number of years.

Following Bergeron’s retirement from the NHL in July, the long run Corridor of Famer acquired a standing ovation from his hometown crowd forward of his newest Professional-Am showcase.