The National Hockey League is currently in the process of ratifying the Memo of Understanding and the new extension of the collective bargaining agreement that was officially agreed upon on Monday. The NHLPA's Executive Board have already voted and approved the MOU and CBA, and now it is up to the full NHLPA membership to vote and officially ratify both agreements to make them official going forward. The voting process will go through Friday, and the NHL Board of Governors will also vote on the approval of both agreements on that day.
Before any official announcements have been made by the NHL, multiple reports have surfaced with key dates for the upcoming Return To Play format, as well as the offseason leading up to the 2020-21 season.
The draft will have to take place after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, as well as the opening of the NHL's free agency period.
The league still has to conduct Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery to determine which losing team of the qualifying round wins the first overall pick of the draft. A time for that Phase of the draft lottery has yet to be determined.
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