The Best 2022-23 NHL Game-Night Giveaway Items

It’s the start of the 2022-23 NHL season, where 32 teams play a slate of 82 regular-season games, with the hopes of winning enough to make the playoffs — or losing enough to get a high draft pick. But what better way to draw fans to a meaningless home game on a frigid Tuesday night in February than by giving them some novel trinket that they’ll soon sell on eBay — be it a bobblehead, poster, or the ever-popular magnetic schedule? 

Surprisingly, nearly half of  the teams — 14 out of 32 — are not giving anything away this year. These tended to be either Canadian teams  or U.S. teams in large markets like New York or Boston. 

Of the 18 teams that are having at least one giveaway, nine of them are giving out magnetic schedules. In fact, the Penguins are giving out magnetic schedules TWICE. 

Some of the better items that hockey fans can hope to get at a game this season include a Trevor Zegras action figure,  a Devils-themed Marvel comic book, and a Gritty hula dancer figurine.

Both the Ducks and the Coyotes are giving away something called a “Dad Hat.” If you are a father and know what that is, please let me know. 

The Kraken are giving away a league-high five bobblehead figures this year, while the Red Wings will give away four. The Blues are also giving away four bobbleheads, but all on the same night. I bet that will cause a few fights amongst the kiddos on the drive home. (“No fair! I got the Colton Parayko bobblehad! Why can’t I have the Brayden Schenn bobblehead? Mom!”

Below is a list of the best promotional items that NHL teams will be giving away to help draw fans to games over the season. 

Please note that this list is not complete — I only highlight the best items that each team is giving away.

Also, please note that some giveaways require a special advanced ticket purchase in order to get the promo item, so be sure to check the team’s website for full details. 

Anaheim Ducks

November 9, 2022 – Dad Hat
November 27, 2022 – Troy Terry Bobblehead
December 21, 2022 – Wild Wing T-shirt
December 23, 2022 – Wild Wing NutQuacker
February 15, 2023 – Trevor Zegras Action Figure
March 3, 2023 – Pride Socks
March 15, 2023 – Picnic Blanket
Full Anaheim Ducks promotional schedule here

Arizona Coyotes

October 28, 2022 – Black Kachina Shirsey
December 19, 2022 – Kachina Holiday Ornament
December 27, 2022 – Los Yotes Collectible Cup
January 17, 2023 – Los Yotes Dad Hat
April 10, 2023 – Sugar Skull Giveaway
Full Arizona Coyotes promotional schedule here

Boston Bruins

The Bruins do not have any giveaways listed at this time, but have 14 various “theme nights” listed on their site.
Full Boston Bruins promotional schedule here

Buffalo Sabres

October 13, 2022 – City of Buffalo-themed Sabres Flag
October 15, 2022 – Magnet Schedule
January 19, 2023 – Ryan Miller Jersey Retirement Replica Banner
The Sabres also note that “Additional giveaways will be added throughout the season,” so check their page regularly if you plan to go to any Sabres games this season.
Full Buffalo Sabres promotional schedule here

Calgary Flames

The Flames have not announced any giveaways yet, but do have a dedicated page for promos that says “Coming Soon”…so, check back soon? 
Full Calgary Flames promotional schedule here

Carolina Hurricanes

December 15, 2022 – Hurricanes-themed Star Wars beanie
January 11, 2023 – Whalers Night Poster
Full Carolina Hurricanes promotional schedule here 

Chicago Blackhawks

October 25, 2022 – Commemorative Hat
November 20, 2022 – Marian Hossa Jersey Retirement Replica Banner
Full Chicago Blackhawks promotional schedule here

Colorado Avalanche

No giveaways announced. But your team won the Stanley Cup. Seems more than fair. 
Full Colorado Avalanche promotional schedule here

Columbus Blue Jackets

October 14, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
October 28, 2022 – Trick or Treat Pillowcase (kids)
November 15, 2022 – Lavendar Rally Towels and Battle Cards (whatever those are)
November 25, 2022 – Lunch Box (kids)
December 31, 2022 – Calendar
February 25, 2023 – Stinger Mascot Bobblehead
March 24, 2023 – Team Poster
Full Blue Jackets promotional schedule here

Dallas Stars

October 15, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
October 29, 2022 – Dallas Stars Hall of Fame Commemorative Poster
March 23, 2023 – Roope Hintz Bobblehead
April 8, 2023 – Miro Heiskanen Blackout Jersey Bobblehead
Full Dallas Stars promotional schedule here

Detroit Red Wings

October 14, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
November 23, 2022 – Thanksgiving Eve Knit Hat
December 3, 2022 – Mo Seider Bobblehead
December 13, 2022 – Ugly Sweater Giveaway
January 21, 2023 – Nick Lidstrom Bobblehead
February 25, 2023 – Lucas Raymond Bobblehead
March 18, 2023 – Henrik Zetterberg Bobblehead
April 6, 2023 – Tigers Night Hat
Full Detroit Red Wings promotional schedule here

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers have no giveaways planned for the season, but with $0 salary cap space, they probably can’t afford magnetic schedules or whatever. 

Florida Panthers

October 19, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
October 29, 2022 – Grateful Dead Tie-Dye Jersey (only 300 ticket packages available)
Full Florida Panthers Group Night / Promo Night schedule here

Los Angeles Kings

No giveaways announced.
Full Los Angeles Kings promotional schedule here

Minnesota Wild

October 15, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
October 20, 2022 – 2022-23 Team Calendar
December 16, 2022 – Wild Holiday Ornament
February 19, 2023 – A Light Bulb…?
April 11, 2023 – Team Poster
Full Minnesota Wild promotional schedule here

Montreal Canadiens

No giveaways announced.
Full Montreal Canadiens promotional schedule here

Nashville Predators

No giveaways announced.
Full Nashville Predators promotional schedule here

New Jersey Devils

October 15, 2022 – Light-Up Wristbands
February 25, 2023 – Replica 2003 Stanley Cup Championship Ring
March 21, 2023 – Devils-themed Marvel Comic Book
April 11, 2023 – Dougie Hamilton Bobblehead
Full New Jersey Devils promotional schedule here

New York Islanders

No giveaways announced.

New York Rangers

None. What’s up with the New York teams? 

Ottawa Senators

No giveaways announced.
Full Ottawa Senators promotional schedule here

Philadelphia Flyers

October 18, 2022 – Opening Night T-Shirt
December 5, 2022 – Hot Cocoa Mug
January 22, 2023 – Winter Hat
February 6, 2023 – Gritty Hula Dancer
March 1, 2023 – Flyers Ice Cube Mold
March 28, 2023 – Sean Couturier Bobblehead
Full Philadelphia Flyers promotional schedule here

Pittsburgh Penguins

October 13, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
October 15, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule — again!
October 20, 2022 – Team Calendar
January 13, 2023 – Wall Banner
January 16, 2023 – Team Yearbook
Full Pittsburgh Penguins promotional schedule here

San Jose Sharks

October 14, 2022 – Fanny Pack
October 15, 2022 – Doug Wilson Recognition Replica Banner
October 29, 2022 – Retro Lunch Box
November 5, 2022 – Los Tiburones T-Shirt
November 19, 2022 – 49ers Mashup Shirsey
November 25, 2022 – Oakland Seals Scarf
January 7, 2023 – Future Stars Card Pack
February 25, 2023 – Patrick Marleau Jersey Retirement Commemorative Print
April 8, 2023 – Bobblehead (Player TBA)
Full San Jose Sharks promotional schedule here

Seattle Kraken

“Going to a Seattle Kraken game is a gift in itself, ” says the team that had the second-worst record — and zero giveaways — in its inaugural season last year. But the Kraken are making up for it with some great promotional items in 2022-23:

October 17, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
November 13, 2022 – Player Poster
November 23, 2022 – Yanni Gourde Bobblehead
December 3, 2022 – Player Poster
December 20, 2022 – Adam Larsson Bobblehead
December 30, 2022 – Player Poster
January 28, 2023 – Matty Beniers Bobblehead
February 23, 2023 – Player Poster
February 26, 2023 – Kids’ Rubix Cube
March 9, 2023 – Brandon Tanev Bobblehead
March 18, 2023 – Buoy Trading Cards
March 30, 2023 – Jordan Eberle Bobblehead
Full Seattle Kraken promotional schedule here 

St Louis Blues

October 15, 2022 – Team Calendar
October 26, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
January 10, 2023 – Fleece Blanket
February 16, 2023 – Mystery Bobblehead Giveaway
Fans will randomly receive a Justin Faulk, Colton Parayko, Brayden Schenn, or Robert Thomas bobblehead at the game. 
February 28, 2023 – Blues Yearbook
Full St. Louis Blues promotional schedule here

Tampa Bay Lightning

No giveaways announced — not even thunder sticks! — and no banner-raising ceremony, either. 

Toronto Maple Leafs

No giveaways announced. Not that the Leafs need to give away meaningless trinkets to fill their arena. 

Vancouver Canucks

No giveaways announced. Must be a Canadian thing. 

Vegas Golden Knights

No giveaways announced.

Washington Capitals

October 12, 2022 – Magnetic Schedule
November 25, 2022 – T-Shirt
December 9, 2022 – Snapback Hat
December 19, 2022 – Holiday Blanket
January 3, 2023 – Commemorative Pennant
March 21, 2023 – Alex Ovechkin Bobblehead
April 13, 2023 – Capitals Poster
Full Washington Capitals promotional schedule here

Winnipeg Jets

November 17, 2022 – Mini Replica Banner
November 21, 2022 – Fanny Pack
February 26, 2023 – Color-in Pennant (kids)
March 6, 2023 – Kyle Connor Bobblehead
Full Winnipeg Jets promotional schedule here

Again, keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive, planned giveaways sometimes change, and that some teams require a special ticket purchase. Sometimes, it isn’t good enough to get to the game early; you have to buy the ticket well in advance. 

Also worth mentioning is how many teams have done arena giveaways over the past five seasons. It went from two-thirds of the league having at least one giveaway in 2017-18, to exactly half last season: 

• 2017-18 – 20 out of 31 teams had at least one giveaway (64%)
• 2018-19 – 19 out of 31 teams had at least one giveaway (61%)
• 2019-20 – 18 out of 31 teams had at least one giveaway (58%)
• 2020-21 – no giveaways, since most games did not allow spectators
• 2021-22 – 16 out of 32 teams had at least one giveaway (50%)
• 2022-23 – 18 out of 32 teams have giveaways planned (56%)

It appears that NHL teams are nearly back to “pre-pandemic” levels when it comes to giveaways and promotions at their home games. 

Which of these giveaway items do you think are the best? Which one would you want? Leave a comment and let us know! 

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