2022 NHL Offseason Calendar

As hockey season winds down in the coming weeks, it is time to look ahead to the NHL offseason. Here are some key offseason dates to keep in mind as we approach the end of hockey season:

Official Dates

Sunday, May 29-Saturday, June 4 – 2022 NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, New York

Thursday, June 30 – Last Possible Day of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final

Friday, July 1 (or day following conclusion of 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs)-Wednesday, July 12 – Buyout Period

Thursday, July 7-Friday, July 8 – 2022 NHL Draft At Bell Centre In Montreal

Monday, July 11 – Deadline To Extend Qualifying Offers To Pending Restricted Free Agents At 5 PM ET

Wednesday, July 13 – Free Agency Opens At 12 PM ET

Thursday, August 15 – Unrestricted Free Agency Opens For NCAA Players

Projected Dates (based on previous offseasons)

Wednesday, July 6 – 2022 NHL General Manager Meetings in Montreal, Quebec

Thursday, July 7 – 2022-23 Regular-Season Schedule Release

Monday, July 10-Sunday, July 16 – Capitals Development Camp (Fan Fest Likely Wednesday, July 12)

Monday, July 18 – Deadline For Restricted Free Agents To File For Salary Arbitration At 5 PM ET

Tuesday, July 19 – Deadline For Teams To File For Salary Arbitration At 5 PM ET

Wednesday, August 3-Thursday, August 18 – Salary Arbitration Hearings Held In Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, September 10-Tuesday, September 13 – Capitals Prospect Camp/Rookie Tournament

Wednesday, September 14 — Capitals Media Day

Thursday, September 15 – Training Camp Begins

Saturday, September 17 – NHL Preseason Begins

Tuesday, October 11 – Opening Night Of 2022-23 NHL Season

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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