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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.