Important 2019 NHL offseason dates

Some dates to look forward to this NHL offseason

Brayton Wilson
June 14, 2019 - 8:43 am

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With the Stanley Cup Final now officially over, the NHL offseason is officially underway league-wide.

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Here are some important dates to keep in mind moving forward:


July 1:

  • 12 p.m.: NHL Free Agency begins
  • 12 p.m.: Qualifying offers and offer sheets can be accepted
  • Players in final year of a contract are eligible for a contract extension


July 15:

  • Qualifying offers expire


July 20:

  • First day of salary arbitration hearings


August 4:

  • Last day of salary arbitration hearings


August 15:

  • Signing rights deadline for college drafted players
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