NHL fans have waited nearly two years to see the start of the 2018-19 season, but they’ve had to wait another three weeks for the new digital card to be launched.
The NHL announced Monday that fans will receive their digital cards through the NHL Store on April 23.
Fans will also be able to purchase the digital cards at the new retail location at the team’s home arena in Columbus, which is located on the other side of Columbus, Ohio.
“We’re excited to announce that fans can now begin their digital access with the NHL® Team Store,” NHL.tv co-founder Eric Goldman said in a statement.
“We’ve added an incredible assortment of cards for fans to choose from, including a full lineup of games, highlights, and the most exciting moments from our historic NHL® games.”
Fans will also receive the new card with NHL.co.uk, the official NHL partner of NHL.TV, the NHL Shop and NHL.ca.
The new digital cards will be available in the following territories: U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Czech Republic.
In the U.K., digital cards are available for the first time at the NHL.net Shop in Manchester, the first digital destination for the brand.
Fans can also purchase the new physical NHL.live, the team�s official app, for $5.99 on the NHL�s mobile app, which allows fans to stay up-to-date on all of the team news, stats, highlights and scores, as well as access their personal archives.
The digital cards come with an unlimited six-month subscription to the NHL Premium Channel, which includes live and on-demand content, including exclusive live NHL events and highlights.
Fans will be able purchase a digital card in any digital format starting May 8, when the NHLShop will open for the 2017-18 season.