Below are some quick facts that will provide some insight into how this process will unfold:
- The Players’ ratification vote will commence on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET
- The ratification voting window will be open for Players for a duration of 36 hours, concluding on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. ET.
- The secret ballot vote will be conducted electronically
- The NHLPA will issue a media release on Saturday morning, once the voting window closes
- If ratified, NHL training camps will open on Sunday, with the regular season beginning on January 19, 2013