The Handy Dandy 2015 Off-Season Schedule

(Photo Credit: John Russell)
Is it the 2015-16 season yet? (Photo Credit: John Russell)

The entire Nashville Predators organization is currently in off-season mode. And, thanks to their cracking staff, have provided a schedule full of the important dates ahead on the off-season calendar.

2015 Nashville Predators Offseason Schedule

2015 IIHF World Championships
(Prague & Ostrava, Czech Republic)
May 1–17 HERE
Predators Amateur Scouting Meetings
(Nashville, Tennessee)
May 4–7
2015 Memorial Cup
(Quebec City, Quebec)
May 21–31
NHL Draft Combine
(Buffalo, New York)
May 31–June 6
Deadline for signing unsigned draft choices/bona fide offers to prior year’s draft picks June 1
Signing deadline for players under contract to federations under the IIHF transfer agreement June 15
Last possible day for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final June 17
First buy-out period begins and deadline for first club-elected arbitration Later of June 15 or 48 hours after conclusion of SCF
NHL Awards
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
June 24 HERE
UFAs may meet with potential new clubs June 25–June 1 HERE
2015 NHL Draft
(Sunrise, Florida)
June 26–27
Deadline for tending qualifying offers to RFAs, first buyout period ends and setting of upper/lower limits of 2015-16 salary cap June 30 HERE
Free Agency begins
(11AM CT)
July 1 HERE
Deadline for player-elected arbitration July 5
Deadline for second club-elected arbitration July 6
Predators Rookie Development Camp (Nashville, Tennessee) July 6–11
Qualifying Offers Expire
(4PM CT)
July 15 HERE
Arbitration Hearings July 20–August 4
Deadline for arbitration decisions August 6
Predators Rookie Camp Opens
(Nashville, Tennessee)
September 10
Rookie Tournament
(Estero, Florida)
September 12–15
Training Camp Opens
(Nashville, Tennessee)
September 17

As you’ll have seen atop the list, the IIHF World Championships started today in Marek Mazanec‘s native Czech Republic. The newest Predators signing Steve Moses made an immediate impression by scoring a ridiculous backhander on soon-to-be teammate Pekka Rinne. I’m sure that will provide an instant laugh once he joins Nashville camp.

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