NHL reveals tentative dates for Stanley Cup Final, draft

St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The 2020 Stanley Cup Final will tentatively end on Oct. 2 at the latest, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has learned.

The date is one of several tentatively listed in the NHL and NHLPA’s Memorandum of Understanding.

The draft is currently scheduled for Oct. 6. Training camps for 2020-21 are slated to open Nov. 17, with the new season aiming for a Dec. 1 start date.

The NHLPA’s Executive Board approved the CBA extension and 2020 return-to-play plan on Tuesday. The entire NHLPA membership is now in the process of voting on the two agreements with a simple majority required to ratify them.


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