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2016 Offseason Critical Dates

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2016 IIHF World Championship
(Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia)

May 6-22 Here
2016 Memorial Cup (Red Deer, Alberta) May 19-29
Draft Combine (Buffalo) May 29-June 4
Deadline for signing Unsigned Draft Choices June 1
Last possible day for Stanley Cup Final June 18

First Buy-Out Period Begins and Deadline for first club-elected arbitration

Later of June 15 of 48 hours after conclusion or SCF
NHL Awards (Las Vegas) June 22 Here
2016 NHL Draft (Buffalo, New York) June 24-25
UFAs may meet with potential new Clubs June 25-July 1

Deadline for tendering qualifying offers to RFAs, first buyout period ends

June 30

Setting of Upper/Lower Limits of 2016-17 Salary Cap

June 30
Free agency begins (11 a.m. CT) July 1
Deadline for player-elected arbitration July 5
Deadline for second club-elected arbitration July 6
Preds Rookie Development Camp (Nashville) June 26-July 3
Qualifying offers expire (4 p.m. CT) July 15
Arbitration hearings July 20-Aug. 4
Deadline for arbitration decisions Aug. 6
Predators Rookie Camp opens (Nashville) Sept. 15
2016 World Cup of Hockey (Toronto) Sept. 22-Oct. 1 Here
Training Camp opens (Nashville) Sept. 22

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