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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).

June 25-30

  • NHL teams are allowed to interview potential UFAs, cannot discuss dollars

Saturday, July 1

  • Free agency begins

(thank you to this guy for compiling it)

Jaret Anderson-Dolan, prospect with two mothers, could be inspiration

Center Jaret Anderson-Dolan of Spokane in the Western Hockey League is one of the most competitive players you’ll find available in the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas.

He’s also a proven leader, conscientious teammate and very clear on the things that are most important to him: family and hockey. They are traits he learned at a young age from two very important people in his life.

Anderson-Dolan and his brother, Dorian, were raised by two mothers, Fran and Nancy. Fran is Jaret’s biological mother, and Nancy is Dorian’s.

Jaret, 17, is proud of his upbringing and honored to stand up in the fight against homophobia in sports.

“I obviously don’t know any other way of being raised, so for me it was normal,” Anderson-Dolan said. “There’s a couple of times where during a game or at school people may look to say something to me, but like I’ve said, I’m not ashamed about it. I believe it’s very important that I try and make an impact in the community, as well as on the ice, and I won’t shy away from doing that.”

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