Event Date/Venue Teams
Regular Season Schedule Announced 06/21/2012

Free agency signing period begins. 07/01/2012

Expiration date of Collective Bargaining Agreement. 09/15/2012

Regular season begins 01/19/2013

Trade Deadline 04/03/2013

Regular season ends 04/28/2013

NHL Draft Lottery 04/29/2013

Stanley Cup playoffs begin 04/30/2013

NHL Entry Draft 06/30/2013
3:00 PM EST

Prudential Center
Newark, NJ