PHILADELPHIA -- If it seems to you similar the 2020-21 NHL play conscionable ended, you're not incorrect: The Stanley Cup was awarded connected July 7 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. But the league has spun guardant to the offseason and preparations for 2021-22 quickly:
- The enlargement draught was held Wednesday, successful which the Seattle Kraken selected 30 players.
- The introduction draught volition beryllium held Friday and Saturday, successful which 224 players volition beryllium selected (and immoderate others mightiness beryllium traded).
- Free bureau volition statesman connected July 28.
And if that wasn't enough, we present person the authoritative 2021-22 regular-season schedule, which was released connected Thursday.
The Philadelphia Flyers volition unfastened astatine location Friday, October 15 vs. the Vancouver Canucks and reason the regular play connected Friday, April 29 astatine location vs. Ottawa.
Below is the afloat schedule:
🚨 #Flyers 2021-2022 Schedule Released
Flyers volition unfastened astatine location Friday, October 15 vs. the Vancouver Canucks and volition reason it connected Friday, April 29 astatine location vs. Ottawa. pic.twitter.com/CtZMRzBYfg
On Thursday, the Flyers besides announced that defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere was traded to the Arizona Coyotes, on with 2 draught picks.
The Flyers sent a second-round prime successful 2022 and a seventh-round prime successful the 2022 NHL draft, antecedently acquired from the Montreal Canadiens, to the Coyotes connected Thursday.
Once considered a apical violative defenseman successful the NHL, Gostisbehere had seen his accumulation steadily alteration successful the past 3 seasons. He has 219 points successful 381 games, but lone 46 of those points were tallied from 2018 to '21. Gostisbehere, 28, who was a third-round prime by the Flyers successful 2012, was precocious near exposed successful the Seattle enlargement draft.
"This was a hard determination but 1 we thought was indispensable fixed the world of the wage cap," Flyers wide manager Chuck Fletcher said successful a statement. "Shayne has been a prime subordinate for this enactment since the infinitesimal helium arrived successful Philadelphia and has been a portion of galore peculiar moments successful his 7 seasons arsenic a Flyer."
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