The Best 2017-18 NHL Game-Night Giveaway Items

‘Member Star Wars? Ooh, I ‘member.

Free stuff. We all love getting it when we go to a hockey game. I might not collect bobbleheads, but darn it, I’ll be sure to be one of the first 10,000 people to hustle through the gates to get a Jonathan Toews bobblehead that slightly looks like him. And if the giveaway is hockey cards, then I’ve been known to get to a hockey game two hours before puck drop. 

Below are the notable game-night giveaways for each and every NHL team, including hockey cards, bobbleheads and other fun items that will end up on Ebay the day after they are given out. Some apparel items, like hats and t-shirts, are also listed below if they seem unique enough. 

So far, it looks like the Ducks and Jets are giving away Upper Deck hockey cards, though more teams are likely to do so as well. The Red Wings are giving away six different bobblehead figures of their most popular players. And the Sharks will dole out Captain America-themed Joe Pavelski superhero bobbleheads and a — wait for it — Brent Burns nutcracker. 

Note that some teams still have not finalized their promotional schedule yet, even though, you know, the season starts today. Other teams are not giving away anything at all — not even a beer cozies. 

If you know of an upcoming giveaway by an NHL team, leave a comment below or send me an email, and I will add it to the list.  

Anaheim Ducks

October 5, 2017 – Team Poster (all fans)
March 2, 2018 – Upper Deck Trading Card Giveaway (all fans)
Full Anaheim Ducks promotional schedule here

Arizona Coyotes

November 25, 2017 – Paul Bissonette Star Wars bobblehead (10,000)
January 12, 2018 – Oliver Ekman-Larsson bobblehead (10,000)
February 10, 2018 – Max Domi bobblehead (10,000)
February 17, 2018 – Howler bobblehead (7,500)
February 24, 2018 – Coyotes/Diamondbacks bobblehead (7,500)
Full Arizona Coyotes promotional schedule here

Boston Bruins

February 18, 2018 – Bobblehead
(of who and how many, they don’t say)
Full Boston Bruins promotional schedule here

Buffalo Sabres

October 5, 2017 – Blue and gold t-shirt
November 10, 2017 – Military dog tags
April 4, 2018 – Bobblehead giveaway (all fans)
Full Buffalo Sabres promotional schedule here

Calgary Flames

It doesn’t look like the Flames are planning any arena giveaway items, just promotional “themed” nights. 
Full Calgary Flames promotional schedule here

Carolina Hurricanes

October 7, 2017 – 20th Anniversary Hat (all fans)
December 2, 2017 – Star Wars Night
(full details to follow)
Full Carolina Hurricanes promotional schedule here

Chicago Blackhawks

October 12, 2017 – Coach Q Mustache (20,000)
December 10, 2017 – Brandon Saad bobblehead (10,000)
January 22, 2018 – Jonathan Toews Fist Bump’n Buddy (10,000)
Full Chicago Blackhawks promotional schedule here

Colorado Avalanche

No giveaways announced yet.

Columbus Blue Jackets

No collectibles giveaways, just hats and shirts. 
Full Blue Jackets promotional schedule here

Dallas Stars

November 24, 2017 – Jere Lehtinen replica banner
January 23, 2018 – John Klingberg bobblehead (10,000)
Full Dallas Stars promotional schedule here

Detroit Red Wings

December 11, 2017 – Dylan Larkin bobblehead (7,500)
January 16, 2018 – Anthony Mantha bobblehead (7,500)
January 23, 2018 – Trevor Daley bobblehead (7,500)
January 31, 2018 – Tomas Tatar bobblehead (7,500)
February 13, 2018 – Luke Glendening bobblehead (7,500)
February 22, 2018 – Little Caesars Arena Replica (all fans)
March 20, 2018 – Frans Nielsen bobblehead (7,500)
Full Detroit Red Wings promotional schedule here

Edmonton Oilers

No giveaways announced yet.

Florida Panthers

October 7, 2017 – Car magnets (10,000)
Other than that, no other giveaways announced, though the Panthers have many theme nights, including Star Wars night on December 1. 
Full Florida Panthers promotional schedule here

Los Angeles Kings

No giveaways announced yet, but it looks like the Kings will publicize giveaways and events here.

Minnesota Wild

October 24, 2017 – Team Calendar (all fans)
October 26, 2017 – Schedule Poster (all fans)
Full Minnesota Wild promotional schedule here

Montreal Canadiens

No giveaways announced yet.

Nashville Predators

No giveaways announced yet.

New Jersey Devils

October 7, 2017 – 35th Anniversary patch (9,000)
November 9, 2017 – Devils WWE t-shirt
December 8, 2017 – Star Wars t-shirt
December 29, 2017 – Martin Brodeur mini-stick (9,000)
January 18, 2018 – Glenn “Chico” Resch mini-stick (9,000)
February 11, 2018 – Kyle Palmieri bobblehead (9,000)
March 4, 2018 – Brian Boyle bobblehead (9,000)
March 24, 2018 – Marcus Johansson bobblehead (9,000)
Full New Jersey Devils promotional schedule here

New York Islanders

December 16, 2017 – A Star Wars-themed item
TBA (6,000)
February 19, 2018 -John Tavares Emoji Pillow (2,000 fans 13 & under)
March 15, 2018 – Jordan Eberle mini bobblehead (6,000)
Full New York Islanders promotional schedule here

New York Rangers

The Rangers are giving away team posters to the first 5,000 fans who show their Chase Bank card upon entering. These posters are made to look like pages from a high school yearbook.
October 5, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Yearbook Cover poster 
October 8, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Forwards poster
October 10, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Defense & Goalies poster
October  14, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Blueshirts N. America poster
October 17, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Blueshirts Europe poster
October 19, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Clubs & Activities poster
October 21, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 When They Were Young poster
October 23, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Most Likely To… poster
October 26, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Best/Worst poster
October 31, 2017 – Class of 2017-18 Salutes poster
More information about these posters here
Full New York Rangers promotional schedule here

Ottawa Senators

October 30, 2017 – Posters
(10,000 given out post game)
November 16, 2017 – Posters
(10,00 given out post game)
December 13, 2017 – Posters (10,000 given out post game)
December 30, 2017 – Posters (10,000 given out post game)
Numerous other promotions are presently listed as TBD.
Full Ottawa Senators promotional schedule here

Philadelphia Flyers

April 5, 2018 – Posters
Other giveaways TBA
Full Philadelphia Flyers promotional schedule here

Pittsburgh Penguins

November 14 – Five-Time Champion banners 
Other giveaways TBA
Full Pittsburgh Penguins promotional schedule here

San Jose Sharks

October 14, 2017 – Los Tiburones hockey jersey
(all fans)
November 4, 2017 – Sharks Star Wars mini poster (all fans)
November 25, 2017 – Marshawn Lynch “Beast Mode” bobblehead (all fans)
December 9, 2017 – Captain Joe Pavelski superhero bobblehead (all fans)
December 21, 2017 – Brent Burns nutcracker
(requires advanced special ticket package purchase)
January 13, 2018 – Golden State Warriors / Sharks mashup jersey (all fans)
April 7, 2018 – Brent Burns & Joe Thornton barbershop bobbleheads
(all fans)
Full San Jose Sharks promotional schedule here

St Louis Blues

November 29, 2017 – Jake Allen bobblehead (12,000)
December 14, 2017 – Blues yearbook (12,000)
April 2, 2018 – Team poster (all fans)
Full St. Louis Blues promotional schedule here

Tampa Bay Lightning

No giveaways announced yet.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Come on! Do you think the Maple Leafs have to give away anything to fill their building? 

Vancouver Canucks

No giveaways announced yet.

Vegas Golden Knights

No giveaways announced yet.

Washington Capitals

November 22, 2017 – Ice resurfacer gravy boat (requires special advanced ticket package purchase)
March 20, 2018 – T. J. Oshie Bobblehead (all fans)
April 7, 2018 – Team posters (all fans)
Full Washington Capitals promotional schedule here

Winnipeg Jets

November 14, 2017 – Dale Hawkerchuk Hall of Fame replica banner
January 7, 2018 – Hockey card set giveaway 
March 20, 2018 – Jacob Troubla bobblehead 
Full Winnipeg Jets promotional schedule here

Got a giveaway date or schedule that I should add to this list? Send an email to sjb AT puckjunk DOT com, or leave a comment below. 

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