2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final Starts Saturday In Las Vegas

Florida Panthers VS Vegas Golden Knights

By NHL Public Relations

June 2, 2023

Only one more sleep until Game 1 of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, which is slated for Saturday in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET.

It will open the first-ever Final televised on TNT, with the contest also carried on TBS and truTV in the U.S. as well as on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada.

Kelly McCrimmon and Bill Zito, who had a hand in acquiring nearly all players set to compete in the Final, look to capture a Cup after winning championships as general managers in the WHL and AHL, respectively.

Paul Maurice and Bruce Cassidy will make the second Final appearance of their NHL head coaching career after first reaching the championship series in 2002 and 2019, respectively.


Source: NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Final Edition – June 2, 2023

Full 2023 List Of NHL Expired Draft Rights Unless Signed On Or Before June 1, 2023 Deadline

By Andrew Phillip Chernoff CanucksBanter

June 2, 2023

As of 5 p.m. ET on June 1, the draft rights of the players below were to expire unless signed by the deadline by the NHL teams that drafted them. Those not signed are either free to re-enter the draft or become free agents.

Every year on June 1, a list of unsigned NHL prospects will have their rights expire and no longer belong to the teams that drafted them.

For North American-based players this year, that means players drafted in 2021 without deals will no longer be affiliated with their clubs.

For European-based players in leagues with transfer agreements, it’s a four-year wait. Some other specific situations, such as Russian-based players in the KHL, will have their rights held indefinitely, so they’re not applicable here.

For most players that are too old to re-enter the draft, they’ll become free agents and are able to sign anywhere they want. Many European-based prospects already have deals in Europe and know what their plans are. Others, like goaltender Benjamin Gaudreau, have already declared they want a second shot at the NHL Draft. If those who don’t end up getting picked, they’ll then too become free agents.

Source: dailyfaceoff.com

The list was compiled by CapFriendly prior to June 1, 2023, and some on the list may have signed with their respective draft teams. So check with CapFriendly for updates to the list for signings.

Source: CapFriendly.com