This off season has been one that Red Wings fans have not experienced in a long time. As the NHL season is almost officially over,  here are some important dates that will impact the Red Wings this summer looking towards next season. 

This year will feature an expansion draft.   The newest NHL team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights will get to select one player from each NHL roster.   The draft will be announced on June 21st during the league awards.

The NHL draft will happen the weekend of June 23-24.    Currently they have the 9th overall pick as well as 11 total picks in this draft.  With all the picks there could be some trades going on so a draft that Red Wings fans will want to keep an eye on.

It was announced by the Red Wings that they will return once again this year to Traverse City for development camp and training camp.   Centre Ice will host the prospects for development camp July 7-11 and the prospects tournament  September 8th-12th.

Training camp will be at Centre Ice September 15th through September 18th.   All of the events are open to the public.  More details at the Red Wings website.

Let's hope that a successful summer will lead to a return to form in the fall.

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