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2017 NHL training camp start dates and locations

A handy reference for the training camps of all 31 teams entering the 2017-18 season.

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It’s already September, and that means the beginning of NHL training camps is just around the corner. Players will begin reporting after the long offseason in a few days, effectively marking the beginning of the road to the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Training camp is a crucial time each year for teams to finalize their rosters. There will be unproven prospects trying to make the NHL leap for the first time and veteran journeymen on professional tryout deals looking to extend their careers for at least one more year.

And of course, there will be position battles. Lots and lots of position battles. Teams will be figuring out who fits on which line, who is the backup goalie, who gets that sixth defensive spot, and so on.

With that in mind, we wanted to provide a handy guide to the dates and locations of every NHL training camp entering the 2017-18 season. We’ll also provide a link to the SB Nation team blog for each franchise if you’re looking for more in-depth coverage of each camp.

Not every team has announced its official dates yet, but we’ll keep this post regularly updated all month.

Anaheim Ducks

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Anaheim
Team blog: Anaheim Calling

Arizona Coyotes

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Glendale, Ariz.
Team blog: Five For Howling

Boston Bruins

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Boston
Team blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

Buffalo Sabres

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Buffalo
Team blog: Die By The Blade

Calgary Flames

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Calgary
Team blog: Matchsticks & Gasoline

Carolina Hurricanes

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Raleigh, N.C.
Team blog: Canes Country

Chicago Blackhawks

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Chicago and South Bend, Ind.
Team blog: Second City Hockey

Colorado Avalanche

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Centennial, Colo.
Team blog: Mile High Hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Columbus
Team blog: The Cannon

Dallas Stars

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
Team blog: Defending Big D

Detroit Red Wings

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Traverse City, Mich.
Team blog: Winging It In Motown

Edmonton Oilers

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Edmonton
Team blog: Copper And Blue

Florida Panthers

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Coral Springs, Fla.
Team blog: Litter Box Cats

Los Angeles Kings

Start date: Sept. 12
Location: El Segundo, Calif.
Team blog: Jewels From The Crown

Minnesota Wild

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Team blog: Hockey Wilderness

Montreal Canadiens

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Montreal
Team blog: Eyes On The Prize

Nashville Predators

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Nashville
Team blog: On The Forecheck

New Jersey Devils

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Newark, N.J.
Team blog: All About The Jersey

New York Islanders

Start date: Sept. 13
Location: East Meadow, N.Y.
Team blog: Lighthouse Hockey

New York Rangers

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: New York City
Team blog: Blueshirt Banter

Ottawa Senators

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Ottawa
Team blog: Silver Seven

Philadelphia Flyers

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Voorhees, N.J.
Team blog: Broad Street Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Cranberry, Pa.
Team blog: Pensburgh

San Jose Sharks

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: San Jose
Team blog: Fear The Fin

St. Louis Blues

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: St. Louis
Team blog: St. Louis Game Time

Tampa Bay Lightning

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Tampa
Team blog: Raw Charge

Toronto Maple Leafs

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Team blog: Pension Plan Puppets

Vancouver Canucks

Start date: Sept. 12
Location: Vancouver
Team blog: Nucks Misconduct

Vegas Golden Knights

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Las Vegas
Team blog: Knights On Ice

Washington Capitals

Start date: Sept. 14
Location: Arlington, Va.
Team blog: Japers’ Rink

Winnipeg Jets

Start date: Sept. 15
Location: Winnipeg
Team blog: Arctic Ice Hockey