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.