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Key Calender Dates 2014 Offseason

June 16 (Mon) Later of June 15 or 48 hours after conclusion of Stanley Cup Finals

  • First Buy-Out Period Begins
  • Deadline for First Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:00 p.m. New York time)

June 22 (Sun) Likely NHL schedule is released according to Michael Russo and others

June 24 (Tue) NHL Awards (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC - broadcast from Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, NHL source info)

June 25 - June 30 Unrestricted Free Agents may meet and interview with potential new Clubs, but may not sign new SPCs until the opening of RFA/UFA Signing Period

June 27 - June 28 (Fri 7pm / Sat 10am) NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia

June 30 (Mon)

  • Deadline for Qualifying Offers, which are not open for acceptance prior to July 1 (5:00 p.m. New York time)
  • Setting of Upper/Lower Limits
  • First Buy-Out Period Ends (5:00 p.m. New York time)

July 1 (Tue)

  • Restricted Free Agents may make contact with Clubs (including their own) regarding potential interest, but may not sign new SPCs or Offer Sheets until the opening of RFA/UFA Signing Period [seems like this year same date, not sure if modification to opening date for RFAs to talk was made as a result]
  • Qualifying Offers Open for Acceptance (12:00 p.m. New York time)
  • RFA/UFA Signing Period Begins (12:00 p.m. New York time)

July 5 (Sat)

  • 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 7 - July 12 Capitals Development Camp (players report on July 6, Sun) (Mon-Sat) at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington, VA (Updated with Caps release)

July 6 (Sun) Deadline for Second Club-Elected Salary Arbitration Notification (5:00 pm NY time)

July 15 (Tue) Qualifying Offers Expire Automatically (5:00 pm NY time)

July 20 - August 4 Dates of Salary Arbitration Hearings

August 6 (Wed) Last Day for Issuance of Salary Arbitration Awards

48 hours after Club's last salary arbitration award or settlement is the deadline to exercise walk-away right

48 hours beginning on the third day after Club's last salary arbitration award or settlement is the deadline for such Club's Second Buy-Out Period [Only for Clubs with Salary Arbitration Cases]

August 15 (Fri) Deadline to sign select draft picks that played NCAA hockey

September ? Rookie camp opens and Training camp follows (sounds like training camp opens September 18)

September 21 (Sun) - October 5 (Sun) Caps preseason schedule

October 9 Caps host Montreal (Opening night for NHL is Oct 8) (NHL schedule released June 22 Link to Caps schedule)

Note: Will update this post as information becomes available.

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