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Important NHL dates

Important dates in the NHL and the world of hockey:
All times Eastern

May 18-28, 2017
CHL Memorial Cup, Windsor, Ontario

May 28-June 3, 2017
Draft combine, Buffalo, N.Y.

Monday, May 28, 2017
Game 1: Stanley Cup finals, Nashville at Pittsburgh/Ottawa

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Game 2: Stanley Cup finals, Nashville at Pittsburgh/Ottawa

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Game 3: Stanley Cup finals, Pittsburgh/Ottawa at Nashville

Monday, June 5, 2017
Game 4: Stanley Cup finals, Pittsburgh/Ottawa at Nashville

Thursday, June 8, 2017
*Game 5: Stanley Cup finals, Nashville at Pittsburgh/Ottawa

Sunday, June 11, 2017
*Game 6: Stanley Cup finals, Pittsburgh/Ottawa at Nashville

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
*Game 7: Stanley Cup finals, Nashville at Pittsburgh/Ottawa

June 20, 2017
Humanitarian Awards, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

June 21, 2017
Awards ceremony, Expansion draft unveiling, T-Mobile Arena, 8 p.m.

June 23-24, 2017
Draft, United Center, Chicago

July 1, 2017
Free agency begins, noon

July 5, 2017
Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification, 5 p.m.

July 6, 2017
Deadline for team-elected salary arbitration notification, 5 p.m.

July 20-Aug. 4, 2017
Salary arbitration hearings

Aug. 6, 2017
Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered