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2017 Offseason Schedule

Expand the calendar below to see full details on each event. Major events, such as the Expansion Draft, NHL Draft and Free Agency, will be updated repeatedly. 

2017 Offseason Schedule

First buyout period begins, also the deadline for first club-elected arbitration and asking players with "no-move" clauses whether they want to be placed on waivers for buyout purposes prior to the Expansion Draft.

Until the Expansion Draft in Las Vegas on June 21, all 31 NHL clubs will be restricted from making roster movements prior to Vegas selecting its team.

All 30 NHL clubs - outside of Vegas Golden Knights - are required to submit their chosen Protection List and method (either eight skaters and one goaltender or seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender) by 4 p.m. CT on June 18. The NHL is expected to make the teams' lists public on June 19.

Pending unrestricted free agents may meet with potential new clubs, but may not sign until the opening of the signing period (July 1). 

The first buyout period ends and the deadline for setting the upper and lower limits of the 2017-18 salary cap arrives.

The deadline for restricted free agents who wish to take salary negotiations to arbitration.

The deadline for second club-elected arbitration for qualified, but unsigned restricted free agents. 

Qualifying offers extended to restricted free agents expire at 4 p.m. CT.

Teams and restricted free agents go before an arbitrator to have contract ruling issued. Contract may still be rejected or player and team can negotiate a long-term contract prior to the ruling.

Arbitrator will announce rulings on final team/player arbitration hearings.