Las Vegas–As the offseason is here, the Vegas Golden Knights summer hiatus will be somewhat of a busy one with some important upcoming dates.
June 15: Buyout Period Begins
June 20: NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
George McPhee nominated for the GM Of The Year Award
Gerard Gallant nominated for the Jack Adams Awards
William Karlsson nominated for the Lady Byng Trophy
Deryk Engelland nominated for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award
June 22: 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, hosted by the Stars organization (Round 1)
Note that Golden Knights don’t have a 1st rounder to use in the upcoming draft, that could change though (it was used to acquire Tomas Tatar from the Detroit Red Wings)
June 23: Continuation of the 2018 NHL Draft (Rounds 2-7)
Golden Knights have a 2nd, no 3rd, two 4th rounders, two 5 rounders, two 6th rounders, and one 7th rounder at their disposal to use in the remaining rounds of the draft in Dallas.
June 24: UFA Interview period begins
Notable UFA’s are James Neal, David Perron, Ryan Reaves, and Luca Sbisa.
June 25: RFA Deadline to submit qualifying offers
Notable RFA’s are Karlsson, Tomas Nosek (arbitration rights eligible per Capfriendly), William Carrier, Colin Miller (arbitration rights eligible per Capfriendly), and Shea Theodore.
June 25: Buyout period ends
July 1: NHL Free Agency begins
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