The NHL will play regular-season games in Europe for the first time when the Anaheim Ducks face the LA Kings in London to open the 2007-08 campaign.
Greenwich's 0² Arena looks set to host the exhibition games
The teams will play two games, on 29 and 30 September, at London's new O2 Arena, formerly the Millennium Dome.
London's Wembley Arena was the site of pre-season NHL games in 1992 and 1993.
The NBA recently announced that the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves will play a pre-season game later this year at the 02 Arena.
"This a great honour for us, to be chosen to play in the NHL's first regular-season games in Europe," Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke said.
"Showcasing a great rivalry between two clubs from the Southern California market will be terrific for the NHL."