NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said "the hope" is to have the next World Cup of Hockey in Fall 2020, according to The Athletic's Corey Masisak.
However, Daly adds that holding the next tournament is contingent on neither the NHL or NHLPA exercising its right to terminate the collective bargaining agreement next year, Masisak notes. If the agreement gets terminated or reopened, a World Cup in Fall 2020 isn't likely.
The 2016 World Cup of Hockey was the most recent best-on-best international hockey tournament because the NHL didn't go to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
Eight teams took part in 2016: Canada (players age 24 and over), Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, United States (players age 24 and over), Team Europe (players from European nations not represented in the tournament), and Team North America (players age 23 and younger from Canada and the United States).
Canada won, defeating Team Europe two games to none in a best-of-three final.
The 2020 World Cup of Hockey would mark the fourth edition of the tournament, with the first two coming in 1996 and 2004.
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