Oct. 5 - Opening day rosters set.
Oct. 6 - Regular season begins.
Oct. 7, 8 - NHL Premiere Games in Stockholm, Berlin, and Helsinki (featuring the New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks).
Nov. 12 - Hall of Fame game. Ottawa at Toronto.
Nov. 14 - Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Inductees: Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe, Joe Nieuwendyk.
Dec. 5-6 - NHL Board of Governors meeting.
Dec. 12 - U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Chicago. (Inductees: Chris Chelios, Mike Emrick, Ed Snider, Gary Suter, Keith Tkachuk).
Dec. 19-27 - Holiday roster freeze.
Jan. 26-30 - All-Star break.
Jan. 29 - All-Star game, Ottawa.
Feb. 27 - Trade deadline, 3 p.m. EST.
March 12-14 - NHL general managers meeting, Boca Raton, Fla.
April 7 - Regular season ends.
April 11 - Stanley Cup playoffs begin.