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Key Dates

Date Event
Sept. 10, 2015 Rookie camps open
Sept. 17, 2015 Training camps open
Sept. 22, 2015 First pre-season game
Sept. 29, 2015 2015 Kraft Hockeyville USA: Lightning vs. Penguins (Johnstown, PA.)
Oct. 8, 2015 Opening night
Nov. 9, 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony (Toronto, Ont.)
Nov. 26, 2015 NHL Founders Day (1917)
Dec. 17, 2015 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction
Dec. 23 - 25, 2015 Holiday break
Dec. 26-Jan. 5, 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (Helsinki, Finland)
Jan. 1, 2016 Winter Classic: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins, Gillette Stadium
Jan. 18, 2016 NHL Central Scouting Mid-Season Rankings release
Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2016 NHL All-Star Break
Jan. 31, 2016 2016 NHL All-Star Game (Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.)
Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2016 AHL All-Star Classic (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Feb. 1, 2016 Hockey is for Everyone Month begins
Feb. 2, 2016 NHL Regular Season resumes
Feb. 6, 2016 16th Annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada
Feb. 21, 2016 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series: Blackhawks vs. Wild
Feb. 19 - 21, 2016 9th Annual Hockey Weekend Across America presented by CCM
Feb. 27, 2016 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series: Red Wings vs. Avalanche
Feb. 29, 2016 Trade deadline (3:00 p.m. ET)
Mar. 1, 2016 Deadline to announce preliminary 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster
Apr. 7 - 9, 2016 NCAA Frozen Four (Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.)
Apr. 9, 2016 Last day of regular season
Apr. 11, 2016 NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings release
Apr. 13, 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin
Apr. 29 - May 15 IIHF World Championship (Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia)
June 1, 2016 Deadline to announce final 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster
June 18, 2016 Last possible day for 2016 Stanley Cup Final
June 24 - 25, 2016 NHL Draft (First Niagra Center, Buffalo, N.Y.)
July 1, 2016 Free agency begins (12:00 p.m. ET)