The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today transition rules and critical dates for the 2021-22 season.
The full text for both items can be found here, with several critical dates noted below.
REMINDER: The NHL previously released the COVID-19 Protocol for the 2021-22 season.
Critical Dates for 2021-22 Season
Monday, March 21 Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
Friday, April 29 Last Day of Regular Season
Monday, May 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin
Thursday, June 30 Last Possible Day of Stanley Cup Final
Thursday, July 7 Round 1 of 2022 NHL Draft
Friday, July 8 Rounds 2-7 of 2022 NHL Draft
Wednesday, July 13 RFA/UFA Signing Period Begins (12 p.m. ET)