Important NHL dates

Updated: August 11, 2014, 4:34 PM ET
ESPN.com

Important dates in the NHL:

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Training camps open

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Preseason games begin

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
First night of the 2014-15 season

Dec. 24-26, 2014
Christmas break

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
Winter Classic: Chicago Blackhawks at Washington Capitals

Jan. 22-26, 2015
All-Star break

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
Stadium Series: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (Levi's Stadium)

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Last day of regular season