Important NHL dates

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

Nov. 10-11, 2017
Global Series, Colorado Avalanche vs. Ottawa Senators, Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden

Nov. 10-13, 2017
Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend, Toronto

Nov. 17, 2017
General managers meeting, Montreal, Que.

Dec. 1, 2017
Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents, 5 p.m. ET

Dec. 13, 2017
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction, Boston

Dec. 16, 2017
NHL100 Classic, Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

Dec. 19-26, 2017
Roster freeze

Dec. 26, 2017, to Jan. 5, 2018
World junior championships, New Era Field, HarborCenter and KeyBank Center, Buffalo

Jan. 1, 2018
Winter Classic, New York Rangers vs. Buffalo Sabres, Citi Field, New York

Jan 27-28, 2018
All-Star weekend, Amalie Arena, Tampa

Feb. 26, 2018
Trade deadline, 3 p.m.

March 3, 2018
Stadium Series, Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland

March 19-21, 2018
General managers meeting, Boca Raton, Fla.

March 23-25, 2018
NCAA Regionals

March 5-7, 2018
NCAA Frozen Four, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn.

April 7, 2018
Last day of the regular season

April 11, 2018
First day of the Stanley Cup playoffs

April 19-29, 2018
IIHF under-18 World Championship, Chelyabinsk/Magnitogorsk, Russia

May 4-20,2018
IIHF World Championship, Copenhagen/Herning, Denmark

May 17-27, 2018
CHL Memorial Cup, Brandt Centre, Regina, Sask.

May 27 to June 2, 2018
Scouting combine, Buffalo, N.Y.

June 22-23, 2018
Draft, American Airlines Center, Dallas

July 1, 2018
Free agency begins, noon