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NHL Calendar of Important Dates

imageSept. 29-30 - Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings season-opening series at London.

Oct. 3 - General regular-season opening night.

Nov. 10 - Hockey Hall of Fame Game - New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs.

Nov. 12 - Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Toronto.

Dec. 1 - Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents.

Dec. 19-27 -  Holiday Roster Freeze. No waivers, trades or loans.


Jan. 1 -  Outdoor game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, N.Y.

Jan. 25-28 - All-Star break.

Jan. 26 - CHL-NHL Top Prospects Game at Edmonton, Alberta; Super Skills Competition at Atlanta.

Jan. 27 -  All-Star Game at Atlanta.

Feb. 26 -  Trade deadline at 3 p.m. EST.

April 6 -  Last day of regular season.

April 9 -  Stanley Cup playoffs begin.

May 2-18 -  IIHF world hockey championship at Quebec City and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

June 9 -  Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals.

June 12 - NHL awards show at Toronto.

June 15 - Deadline for first club-elected salary arbitration.

June 20-21 -  NHL draft at Ottawa.

July 1 - Free agency period begins.

July 5 - Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration.

July 6 - Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration.

July 20-Aug. 4 - Salary arbitration hearings held.

Aug. 6 -  Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered.

*dates provided by the NHL and Associated Press

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