Today, the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League released the regular season schedule for 2016-17. But, for the true hockey nut, the playing season is only part of the NHL universe. Let's take a look at the big picture...
June 22, 2016 - NHL Awards - The NHL's new destination city, Las Vegas, hosts the best the NHL has to offer. Like Las Vegas needed help as a destination city!
June 24th & 25th, 2016 - NHL Entry Draft - Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs finally tie the knot!
July 1st, 2016 - Free Agent Frenzy - Big contracts are on the table as management begin to add structure to their squads for the upcoming season.
July 3rd - 7th, 2016 - Winnipeg Jets Prospect Development Camp - Get to the MTS Iceplex early if you want a seat!
September 3rd & 4th, 2016 - World Cup of Hockey Training Camps start.
September 10th - 19th, 2016 - Winnipeg Jets Young Stars Training Camp & Tournament participation. The kids go field trippin'!
September 17th - October 1st, 2016 -World Cup of Hockey Tournament - Braggin' rights about to get serious!
September 20th - Winnipeg Jets Training Camp starts.
Longest home stand, back-to-back games, and much more from the 2016-2017 schedule in this infographic! pic.twitter.com/iyUPxdVyQZ— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) June 22, 2016
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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 - Heritage Classic Alumni Game - Gretzky and Selanne beer league fun!
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 - Heritage Classic Game - Current Jets and Oilers rippin' it up!
For those of you who are spending a small fortune on Heritage Classic tickets, your investment for the weekend could have got you an entire season of Jets' hockey in 1987! Check out this Winnipeg Jets season ticket drive commercial...
Saturday & Sunday, January 28th & 29th, 2017 - NHL Skills & All-Star Game. Who will represent the Jets?
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - NHL Trade Deadline. Also known as the Great NHL Swap Meet!
Sunday, April 9th, 2017 - Last day of the NHL Regular Season.
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 - Projected NHL Playoffs start. Will the Jets be in the mix?
Thursday, June 1st - Saturday, June 3rd, 2017- NHL Combine
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Projected last game end date of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Saturday, June 17th to Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 - NHL Las Vegas Team Expansion Draft - Get your info here!
Friday & Saturday, June 23rd & 24th - 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago
As you can see, with the World Cup and Rookie camps, things never really seem to slow down, except some time between the beginning of July until the beginning of September. But, with that said, news is about to come at us daily with contract and trade talk during that time.