ECHL Critical Dates – 2011-12


Sept. 2011 
29Players may report to Training Camp
 Training Camp Rosters due (3 p.m. ET)
30First day of on-ice sessions
Oct. 2011 
6NHL Regular Season begins
7AHL Regular Season begins
12Opening Day Rosters due (3 p.m. ET)
1424th ECHL Regular Season begins
Nov. 2011 
1Deadline for submission of ECHL Hall of Fame candidates
Dec. 2011 
21Christmas Waiver/Trade Freeze begins (5 p.m. ET)
26Christmas Waiver/Trade Freeze ends (Noon ET)
Jan. 2012 
17-19All-Star Break (no games played)
18ECHL Board of Governors Meeting (site TBD)
20Jersey Reversal Date
29NHL All-Star Game (Ottawa)
30AHL All-Star Game (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Feb. 2012 
1Any NHL/AHL Player bought out of contract after today may not appear on Protected List
6ECHL Overseas Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
27NHL Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
Mar. 2012 
5AHL Clear Day Roster Deadline
7Recall/Assignment Deadline (11:59 p.m. local time)
8ECHL Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
30Last day to place a Player on Waivers (5 p.m. ET)
31Last day of 2011-12 ECHL Regular Season
Apr. 2012 
2Kelly Cup Playoff Rosters due (3 p.m. ET)
 Kelly Cup Playoffs begin
7Last day of NHL Regular Season
15Last day of AHL Regular Season
June 2012 
1Protected Lists due (3 p.m. ET)
13Future Considerations Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
15Season Ending Rosters due (3 p.m. ET)