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 30: Buyout period ends

July 1: NHL Free Agency begins

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    • It’s not happening, plus a lot of the players have already left town to start their summer hiatus before the next season.

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