Important Upcoming Dates
(all within the next month)
Monday, June 12
- Deadline for Clubs to request that a Player “waive” his “No Move” clause for purposes of Expansion Draft (5 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, June 14
- Final possible day of the Stanley Cup Final
Thursday, June 15
- First Buy-Out Period begins/Deadline for Clubs to ask Players with “No Move” clauses whether they want to be placed on Waivers for purposes of Buy-Outs prior to Expansion Draft (11:59 am ET).
Friday, June 16
- Last day to place Player on Waivers prior to Expansion Draft Trade/Waiver Freeze (12 p.m. ET).
- Deadline for Players to agree to “waive” their “No Move” clauses for purposes of Expansion Draft (5 p.m. ET).
Saturday, June 17
- Commencement of the Expansion Draft Trade/Waiver Freeze for all NHL Clubs with exception of the Expansion Club (3 p.m. ET).
- Commencement of Expansion Draft Signing Moratorium on NHL SPCs for all NHL Clubs with exception of the Expansion Club (3 p.m. ET).
- Deadline for each Club to simultaneously submit its Protection List to Central Registry and the NHLPA (5 p.m. ET).
Sunday, June 18
- Deadline for Central Registry to approve and simultaneously distribute the Protection Lists to all NHL Clubs (including the Expansion Club) and the NHLPA (10 a.m. ET).
- Expansion draft list becomes available to public (about 10 a.m. ET)
- Opening of the UFA/RFA Interview Period (only applies to Players who are available for selection in the Expansion Draft) for the Expansion Club only (10 a.m. ET).
Wednesday, June 21
- Deadline for the Expansion Club to simultaneously submit its Expansion Draft Selections to Central Registry and the NHLPA (10 a.m. ET).
- Official distribution and announcement of the Expansion Club’s Selections in conjunction with the 2017 NHL Awards presented by T-Mobile (8 p.m. ET).
- Adidas jerseys to be released at NHL Awards show (8 p.m. ET)(!!!)
Thursday, June 22
- Expansion Draft Signing Moratorium and Trade/Waiver Freeze are lifted (8 a.m. ET).
Friday, June 23
- NHL Entry Draft 1st round (6 p.m. ET).
Saturday, June 24
- NHL Entry Draft rounds 2-7 (9 a.m. ET).
- NHL teams are allowed to interview potential UFAs, cannot discuss dollars
Saturday, July 1
- Free agency begins