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NHL Calendar Notes Offseason Reference

June 26: Deadline for First Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:00 pm NY time); 48 hours (11:00 pm NY time) after conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final the First Buy-Out Period begins

June 30: Sunday, 2013 NHL Draft - starts at 3pm (Newark, New Jersey) (All 7 Rounds)

July 2: Tuesday, Deadline for Qualifying Offers, which are not open for acceptance prior to July 5

July 3-4: Wednesday/Thursday, Interview Periods for Club RFAs and UFAs (no SPCs or Offer Sheets with New Clubs)

July 4: Thursday, First Buy-out Period Ends (5:00 pm NY time); Club’s ability to offer own potential UFA an eight (8) year SPC expires (11:59 pm NY time)

July 5: Friday, Qualifying Offers Open for Acceptance (12:00 pm NY time);RFA/UFA Signing Period Begins (12:00 pm NY time)

July 8-13: Development Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington, VA

July 10: Wednesday, Deadline for Player-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:00 pm NY time); Deadline for RFA Offer Sheets for First Club-Elected Salary Arbitration (5:00 pm NY time); Commencement of Second Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:01 pm NY time)

July 11: Thursday, Deadline for Second Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:00 pm NY time)

July 20: Saturday, Qualifying Offers Expire Automatically (5:00 pm NY time)

July 22-August 6: Dates of Salary Arbitration Hearings
August 8: Thursday, Last Day for Issuance of Salary Arbitration Awards

August 15: Deadline to sign select draft picks that played NCAA hockey

September ?: Rookie camp opens and Training camp follows

September 14: Caps first pre-season game
October 4: Opening night for AHL
October 18: Opening night for ECHL

NHL Schedule: Some talk that it could be released mid-July, some reports indicate July 17

(source of NHL key dates for summer 2013: Exhibit 16-B in CBA)

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