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NHL and NHLPA sign agreement

NHLPA: Statement from NHLPA Executive Director Donfer.

“The players are pleased to be able to sign a contract for next season. This will be unique but very exciting for both fans and players. During these difficult times, NHL games But hopes to provide fans with the entertainment they really need when the players return to the ice. “

NHLPA: Statement from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

“The National Hockey League is looking forward to the start of the 2020-21 season, especially because the 2019-20 Return to Play has succeeded in winning the Stanley Cup championship,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Betman. Says. “As we did last spring and summer, we are fully aware of the challenges ahead, but we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our participants and the communities in which we live and play. And last year. As in the spring and summer, we thank NHLPA, especially Secretary-General Don Fehr, for working with us to bring the league back on the ice. “

Main dates of the year

Packpedia: Some important dates of the 2020-21 NHL season.

  • The regular season runs from January 13th to May 8th, with 116 days (usually 186 days).
  • RFA must sign by February 11th to play this year (usually December 1st)
  • Players with a one-year contract can sign an extension for March 12th (usually January 1st).
  • The transaction deadline is April 12th
  • Extended protection list submitted on July 17
  • Expansion draft is July 21st
  • Entry Draft July 23-24
  • Free agency starts on July 28th

David Pagnotta: At this time, NHL plans to host the 2021 NHL draft in the arena as usual and will not virtualize it like the 2020 NHL draft.

It has not been decided which team / city will host the draft.

Does Canax need to play elsewhere to start the season?

David Pagnotta: Like San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks may be forced to start the season in another city.

It is said that the Kanax has not yet explored this idea as the NHL and British Columbia continue to talk. The training camp is scheduled to open on January 3rd, so time is limited.


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NHL News: NHL and NHLPA finalize agreement, key dates for 2020-21, and Canax

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