Fans hoping to see the 2009 Entry Draft in person at the Bell Centre in Montreal still have a chance -- and they won't have to pay for it.
The Montreal Canadiens and the National Hockey League are making a limited amount of free tickets available for the general public for both days of the selection process. Interested fans must complete an online form at Canadiens.com between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Tickets are good for both days of the draft. The first round will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26 (VERSUS, TSN, RDS), and Rounds 2-7 will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27 (NHLN, RDS).
Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets are gone. Registration does not guarantee you will be selected to receive tickets. There is a limit of one entry, and one pair of tickets per individual. Any person submitting more than one registration will void their eligibility to receive tickets. Only those selected to receive tickets will be informed by e-mail on June 16, 2009. Tickets will be sent by regular mail on Wednesday, June 17.
All available tickets are General Admission, in the Club, White, Grey and Blue levels (levels 200, 300 and 400) of the Bell Centre. A general admission ticket does not assign a specific level or seat; seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.