The National Hockey League is suspending its 2019-20 season in light of the coronavirus pandemic. An official statement from the league's public relations department confirmed the season has officially been put on hold, effective immediately.
"In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019‑20 season beginning with tonight's games."
It remains to be seen what will happen to fans in possession of tickets to upcoming games. The NHL app's ticket management function — partnered with Ticketmaster — currently lists erstwhile scheduled events as "To Be Announced" for season ticket holders. Conjecture would suggest that the league could hope to resume the season in full at a later date. TSN's Frank Seravelli reported via Twitter that the NHL was in communication with its respective teams' arenas, asking about their availability through the end of July.