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2016-17 Key Dates

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Oct. 12, 2016: Regular season begins


Oct. 23, 2016: 2016 Tim Horton's NHL Heritage Classic - Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets, takes place at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba


Jan. 1, 2017: NHL 100 - The League's centennial celebration begins


Jan. 1, 2017: 2017 NHL Centennial Classic - Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, takes place at BMO Field in Toronto, ON


Jan. 2, 2017: 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues, takes place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO


Jan. 27, 2017: The NHL100 - Event celebrating the reveal of the 100 Greatest NHL Players, takes place in Los Angeles, CA


Jan. 28-29, 2017: All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, CA


Feb. 1, 2017: Hockey Is For Everyone Month


Feb. 25, 2017: 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins, takes place at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA


March 1, 2017: NHL Trade Deadline


March 11-18, 2017: NHL Green Week


April 9, 2017: Last day of regular season


April 12, 2017: Stanley Cup Playoffs begin


June 18, 2017: NHL Expansion Draft player list released


June 21, 2017: NHL Expansion Draft picks revealed - Vegas Golden Knights select from pool of players made available by the 30 other teams. Will be announced during 2017 NHL Awards.


June 21, 2017: NHL Awards, takes place in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena 


June 23-24, 2017: NHL Draft, takes place in Chicago, IL


2017-2018 Events


Sep. 21-23, 2017: 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging - Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks, takes place at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and LeSports Center in Beijing


Sep. 24, 2017: Kraft Hockeyville™ USA - St. Louis Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, takes place at Rostraver Ice Gardens, takes place at Belle Vernon, PA


Sep. 25, 2017: Kraft Hockeyville™ Canada - Ottawa Senators vs. New Jersey Devils, takes place at O'Leary, PEI


Nov. 10-11, 2017: 2017 SAP NHL Global Series - Colorado Avalanche vs. Ottawa Senators, takes place at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, SWE


Nov. 10-13, 2017: Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, Toronto, ON. Honoring Hockey's Newest Legends - Dave Andreychuk, Danielle Goyette, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Teemu Selanne, Claire Drake and Jeremy Jacobs.


Dec. 16, 2017: 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic - Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators, takes place at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON


Jan. 1, 2018: Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic™ - New York Rangers at Buffalo Sabres, takes place at Citi Field, New York, NY


Jan. 7, 2018: Last day of the Hockey Hall of Fame's limited time NHL Centennial Exhibit, Toronto, ON


Jan. 27-28, 2018: NHL All-Star Weekend™ - takes place at Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, FL


Mar. 3, 2018: Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ - Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals, takes place at United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

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