September 29, 2008

GFH '08-09 Season Preview Day 1: Critical NHL Dates

October
1 Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month

4-5 NHL Premiere – Stockholm 2008 (Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins)
4-5 NHL Premiere – Prague 2008 (New York Rangers, vs. Tampa Bay Lightning)

9
2008-09 NHL Regular Season begins (North American games)

22
Lester Patrick Award luncheon (St. Paul, MN)

November
8 Hockey Hall of Fame Game (Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs)

10
Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Toronto, ON)
Inductees: Glenn Anderson, Igor Larionov (Player category), Ed Chynoweth
(Builder category), Ray Scapinello (Referee/Linesman category)

December
1 Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents

19-27
Holiday Roster Freeze in effect. For all players on an NHL active roster, injured reserve, or players with non-roster and injured non-roster status as of midnight, local time, December 19, a roster freeze shall apply through midnight local time December 27, with respect to
waivers, trades and loans, subject to the exceptions provided for in CBA Article 16.10.

24-25
No scheduled practices - dressing rooms closed

26 – Jan.5
IIHF World U20 Championship (Ottawa, ON)

January
1 NHL Winter Classic 2009, Wrigley Field, Chicago (Detroit Red Wings at Chicago
Blackhawks)

14
Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (TBA)

18
NHL on NBC (game of the week coverage begins)

22-26
All-Star break (no games played)

24
NHL SuperSkills Competition (Bell Centre, Montreal, QC)

25
57th NHL All-Star Game (Bell Centre)

February
13-15 Hockey Weekend Across America (USA Hockey)

21
CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada (hosted from Campbellton, NB)

March
3 Trade deadline (3 p.m. ET)

April
9-11 NCAA Frozen Four (Verizon Center, Washington, DC)

9-19
IIHF U18 World Championship (Fargo, ND & Moorhead, MN)

12
Last day of 2008-09 regular season

15
Stanley Cup Playoffs begin

24 – May 10
IIHF World Championship (Berne & Zurich-Kloten, Switzerland)

May
25 – 30 NHL Combine (Toronto, ON)

June
15 Last possible day for 2009 Stanley Cup Final

TBA
Deadline for first club-elected salary arbitration (later of June 15 or 48 hours after
the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, 5:00 p.m. ET)

TBA
NHL Awards show

25
NHL Entry Draft Media Day - Top Prospects Media Lunch & Clinic (Montreal, QC)

26
NHL Entry Draft (Bell Centre, Montreal, QC) – first round

27
NHL Entry Draft (Bell Centre) – rounds 2-7

July
1 Free Agency period begins

5
Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration (5:00 p.m. ET)

6
Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration (5:00 p.m. ET)

10
Deadline for eligible players to elect Group 5 free agency (5:00 p.m. ET)

20 – Aug. 4
Salary arbitration hearings held

August
6 Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered


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