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NHL 2005-06 Critical Dates

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

July 23
Compliance Buy-Out Period Begins
Period to Negotiate and Sign 2003 Draftees Begins
Period to Extend QOs Begins
Period to Negotiate with Own Club's RFAs/UFAs Begins

July 28
Deadline for Exercising Club Options/Player Options for 2005/06
Deadline for Signing 2003 Draftees/Deadline for Making Required BFOs

July 29
Deadline for Initiating Compliance Buy-Outs (5:00 PM Notice)

July 30
2005 Entry Draft

July 31
Deadline for Qualifying Offers

August 1
RFA/UFA Period Begins

August 5
Deadline for Election of Group 5 Free Agency

August 10
Player-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification

August 11
Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification

August 12
NHL/NHLPA to Schedule Arbitration Cases

August 15
Qualifying Offers Expire Automatically

August 22
First Day of Salary Arbitration Hearings

September 1
Last Day for Salary Arbitration Hearings

September 2
Last Day for Issuance of Salary Arbitration Awards

September 4
Last Day for Second Buy-Out Period [Only for Clubs with Salary Arbitration Cases] (Latest Day for Clubs Receiving Salary Arbitration Awards on September 2 to Exercise Second Buy-Out Option)

December 1
Signing Deadline for Group 2 Free Agents
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