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Breaking: NHL releases full preseason schedule.

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If you're a hockey fan who has been suffering through the summer waiting for the National Hockey League to get back underway there is good news, preseason hockey is just a little over a month away.

On Tuesday the league released it's full schedule for the preseason, a preseason that will kick off on Saturday September 16th with a game between the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings, a game that will be the first ever NHL game held in China. 

Other notable dates on the preseason schedule include the debut of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, a debut that will take place on September 17th, as well as the opening of Little Caesars Arena, the new home of the Detroit Red Wings, on September 23rd.

Here is the full preseason schedule courtesy of the National Hockey League's official website:

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

Vancouver at Los Angeles, 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17

NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia, at Uniondale, N.Y. (NYCB Live), 1 p.m. Las Vegas at Vancouver, 5 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 18

Boston vs. Montreal, at Quebec City, Que. (Centre Videotron), 7 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. NY Islanders at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary (split-squad) at Edmonton (split-squad), 9 p.m. Edmonton (split-squad) at Calgary (split-squad), 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Arizona, 10 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 19

Florida at Nashville (split-squad doubleheader), 4:30 and 8 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, at State College, Pa. (Pegula Ice Arena, Penn State), 7 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Las Vegas at Colorado, 9 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20

Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m. New Jersey at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. Philadelphia (split squad) at NY Islanders (split squad), 7 p.m. Philadelphia (split squad) vs. NY Islanders (split squad), at Allentown, Pa. (PPL Center), 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m. Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 21

Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, at Shanghai, China (Mercedes-Benz Arena), 7:30 a.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m. Las Vegas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22

St. Louis at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto (Ricoh Coliseum), 7:30 p.m. NY Islanders vs. NY Rangers, at Bridgeport, Conn. (Webster Bank Arena), 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Calgary, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

Los Angeles vs. Vancouver, at Beijing, China (Wukesong Arena), 3:30 a.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. NY Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9 p.m. San Jose at Arizona, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 24

Nashville at Columbus, 3 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 7 p.m. Las Vegas at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis, at Cranberry Township, Pa. (UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex), 8 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 25

New Jersey (split squad) vs. Ottawa, at Summerside, P.E.I. (Credit Union Place), 6 p.m. New Jersey (split squad) at NY Islanders, 7 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. Montreal at Toronto (Ricoh Coliseum), 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Carolina at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Anaheim vs. Arizona, at Tucson, Ariz. (Tucson Arena), 10 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26

NY Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

Montreal vs. Toronto, at Quebec City, Que. (Centre Videotron), 7 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Carolina vs. Edmonton, at Saskatoon, Sask. (SaskTel Centre), 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. Minnesota vs. St. Louis, at Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center), 8 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Colorado at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Arizona at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

Florida at Montreal, 7 p.m. NY Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

Columbus at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto (Ricoh Coliseum), 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Arizona at San Jose, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCT. 1

Washington at St. Louis, 3 p.m. NY Islanders at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. San Jose at Las Vegas, 8 p.m.