WATCH ABOVE: Prospect Auston Matthews hits the ice at Maple Leafs development camp.
It is opening night in the National Hockey League.
The 2016/17 regular season begins Wednesday night in Ottawa where the Senators host the youthful Maple Leafs.
It marks the first NHL game, at least in the regular season, for #1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews.
Matthews will be one of six rookies on Toronto’s opening night roster and one of 11 players aged 24 and younger.
Ottawa begins it’s season with head coach Guy Boucher.
The one time bench boss of the Hamilton Bulldogs last coached in the NHL in 2013 with Tampa Bay.
There are three other games on opening night, all involving Western Conference teams.
The Oilers host Calgary at Edmonton’s new $614-million Rogers Place.
It is also the first time Oilers sophomore forward Connor McDavid will wear the captain’s “C.”
The Chicago Blackhawks entertain the St. Louis Blues and the LA Kings visit the defending Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks.