From Training Camp To Trade Deadline: Critical Dates For The ECHL Season

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We're just weeks away from the beginning of the 2020-21 season. Here are the most important dates to mark on your calendar for this season of hockey.

November 2020

26 — Players may report to Training Camp for team meetings, registration, physicals, etc. (*Only for teams beginning Season on Dec. 11)

27 — Training Camp opens, Members may begin on-ice sessions (*Only for teams beginning Season on Dec. 11)

December 2020

9 — Opening Day Rosters due to League Office (3:00 pm ET) *For teams beginning Season on Dec. 11th

11 — 72-game regular season begins for 13 teams

31 — Players may report to Training Camp for team meetings, registration, physicals, etc. (*Only for teams beginning Season on Jan. 15)

January 2021

1 — Training Camp opens, Members may begin on-ice sessions (*Only for teams beginning Season on Jan. 15)

2 — Overseas Deadline (3:00 pm ET)

10 — Active Rosters cut down from 21 to 20 for teams who started Season on Dec. 11 (by 3:00 pm ET)

13 — Opening Day Rosters due to League Office (3:00 pm ET) *For teams beginning Season on Jan. 15

15 — 62-game regular season begins for remaining teams who opt-in to 2020-21 Season

February 2021

14 — Active Rosters cut down from 21 to 20 for teams who started season on Jan. 15 (by 3:00 pm ET)

April 2021

2 — Jersey Reversal Date

May 2021

TBD — Recall/Assignment Deadline (11:59 pm local time); refer to ECHL Playing Rule 2(c)

TBD — ECHL Trade Deadline (3:00 pm ET)

June 2021

4 — Last day to place a Player on Waivers (5:00 pm ET)

6 — Last day of 2020-2021 ECHL Regular Season

7 — Submission of Playoff Rosters due (3:00 pm ET)

9 — 2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs begin

July 2021

1 — Protected Lists due (3:00 pm ET)

5 — Future Considerations Trade Deadline (3:00 pm ET)

8 — Season Ending Rosters due (3:00 pm ET)

9 — First day for Players to sign contracts for 2021-22 Season

23 — Qualifying Offers due to Players for 2021-22 Season (11:59 pm ET)

24 — Start of 2021-22 Playing Season

August 2021

9 — Qualifying Offers expire automatically (11:59pm ET)

16 — Restricted Free Agency Ends (11:59pm ET)

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