Sept. 21 - Preseason games begin.
Oct. 7 - Regular-season begins.
Oct. 7-10 - NHL Premiere Games, at Helsinki, Finland (Carolina vs. Minnesota); Prague, Czech Republic (Phoenix vs. Boston); Stockholm, Sweden (Columbus vs. San Jose).
Nov. 6 - Hall of Fame Game (Buffalo at Toronto).
Nov. 8 - Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Toronto.
Dec. 26-Jan. 5, 2011 - IIHF World Junior Championships, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jan. 1 - NHL Winter Classic. Washington at Pittsburgh (Heinz Field).
Jan. 30 - All-Star game, Raleigh, N.C.
April 10 - Regular-season ends.
April 13 - Stanley Cup playoffs begin.