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The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens will visit the Boston Bruins in the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that event and two other 2016 outdoor games during his state of the league address at the all-star game in Columbus.

The Chicago Blackhawks will visit the Minnesota Wild at TCF Bank Stadium on Feb. 21.

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The Detroit Red Wings will visit the Colorado Avalanche at Coors Field on Feb. 27.

Winnipeg will not host an outdoor game next season after the NHL and CFL's Blue Bombers were unable to agree on a date.

Bettman said the league hopes to have the Heritage Classic there in the 2016-'17 season.

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