Sept. 30 -- Opening day playing rosters set at 3 p.m. EDT.
Oct. 1 -- NHL regular season begins.
Nov. 11 -- Hockey Hall of Fame induction, Toronto.
Nov. 12 -- NHL general managers meeting, Toronto.
Dec. 1 -- Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents.
Dec. 19-27 -- Holiday roster freeze.
Dec. 24-26 -- Holiday break.
Dec. 26Jan. 5 -- IIHF World Junior Championship, Malmo, Sweden.
Jan. 1 -- NHL Winter Classic: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.
Jan. 26 -- NHL Stadium Series: New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils at Yankee Stadium.
Jan. 29 -- NHL Stadium Series: New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders at Yankee Stadium.
Feb. 6-8 -- Olympic break begins.
Feb. 12 -- Olympic men's hockey tournament begins: Sochi, Russia.
Feb. 23 -- Olympic men's hockey gold-medal game: Sochi, Russia.
Feb. 26 -- NHL regular season resumes.
March 5 -- Trade deadline, 3 p.m., EST.
March 10-12 -- NHL general managers meeting, Boca Raton, Fla.
April 13 -- Last day of regular season.
April 16 -- Stanley Cup Playoffs begin.
May 25-31 -- NHL combine, Toronto.
June 18 -- Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals.
June 25 -- NHL awards, Las Vegas.
June 27-28 -- NHL draft, Philadelphia, Pa.
July 1 -- Free agency begins.
July 5 -- Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification.
July 6 -- Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification.
July 20-Aug. 6 -- Salary arbitration hearings held.
Aug. 8 -- Deadline for salary arbitration decisions.
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