2017 NHL Winter Classic (officially +2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic) is an upcoming outdoor National Hockey League (NHL) regular season games, which will take place on January 2nd 2017. The game will feature the St. Louis Blues takes on the Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium, house St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball. The game was announced on March 9, 2016, after the news of the matchup has been leaked on February 7 before the details have been finalized, and will be part of the four outer regular-season games in the NHL during the 2016-17 season.
The Blues will play in his first game ever in the open air. St. Louis has expressed interest in the game in 2011.
Blackhawks will play in the third Winter Classic, following appearances in 2009 and 2015; with the emergence, the Blackhawks will appear in the competition more times than any other team. In addition, for the fourth consecutive year (and fifth overall), in which the Blackhawks play an open game, having also played in the 2014 and 2016 series of the stadium in addition to the 2015 and 2017 Winter Classics.