Blackhawks TV will release a four-part miniseries called "On The Clock," which takes fans behind the scenes as the Chicago Blackhawks prepare for the 2017 National Hockey League Draft at the United Center on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24. Debuting Wednesday, June 7, each episode will be available for fans to view on chicagoblackhawks.com and on the team's official Facebook and Twitter pages.
The series, produced in collaboration with Banner Collective, will provide unprecedented access to the Blackhawks war room on draft day, as well as an exclusive peek into the process as Senior Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman, Vice President of Amateur Scouting Mark Kelley and the Hockey Operations staff create a game plan to select future Blackhawks. Footage includes an all-access pass to the team's amateur scouting meetings prior to the draft, plus scouting visits to the Memorial Cup in Windsor, Ontario, and NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo.
"Stan, Mark and their scouting team have given our cameras extraordinary access," Senior Executive Director of Digital Content Adam Kempenaar said. "We are excited to take fans behind closed doors and show them everything that goes into evaluating talent and forming the draft list."
Watch the "On The Clock" trailer for Episode 1 below. Each episode is approximately 7-10 minutes in length.
Video: On The Clock Episode 1 Trailer
Miniseries schedule: "On The Clock"
Premiere - Wednesday, June 7
Episode 2 - Wednesday, June 14
Episode 3 - Wednesday, June 21
Episode 4 - Wednesday, July 12
The 2017 NHL Draft will be held at the United Center on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24. As part of the festivities, Draft Fan Fest, which features interactive games, photo opportunities with Blackhawks players and alumni and a special appearance by the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, will take place in United Center Parking Lot C on Friday (3-9 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). The Blackhawks, who are hosting the NHL Draft for the first time in team history, are slated to make 10 selections over the two-day event. Tickets for the 2017 NHL Draft are on sale now at the United Center Ticket office, ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Applicable fees apply to Ticketmaster purchases.
Blackhawks TV has been honored with multiple Emmy Awards from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, most recently in 2016 for "Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs-One Time Special" for the 2015 championship movie "Hat Trick."