Thursday, April 20, 2017

Your Calendar for the 2017 Texas Stars Offseason

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
The 2017 offseason is set to be the most tumultuous and interesting in years. Here's the calendar of the top events you need to be ready for.

April 29 - Draft lottery. This decides who will draft first, a random selection weighted by how each team finished in the standings in 2016-17. Dallas has a 5.8% chance of winning the top draft pick.

June 17 - Protected lists for the expansion draft are due from member clubs to the NHL. They should be released by the league shortly thereafter.

June 20 - Las Vegas submits its final expansion draft selections.

June 21 - NHL announces new roster for the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

June 23-24 - NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

June 25 - Deadline for NHL teams to extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents.

July 1 - NHL free agency begins.

Early July - Dallas Stars development camp in Frisco. Usually held almost immediately after free agency, it is often the first time to see that year's draft prospects.

Mid-September - Traverse City prospects tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.

Late September - Dallas Stars training camp opens, likely in Cedar Park again.


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