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Top 4 things to do at the Draft

by Leah Hendrickson / Social Media Coordinator

The NHL Draft is coming to Chicago for the first time ever, and you were lucky enough to snag tickets to the two-day event. Not sure how to spend your time? Here are the four things you can't miss at the NHL Draft.



Round 1

A new crop of NHL hopefuls wait to hear their name called at the United Center. Be in your seats by 6 p.m. so you don't miss the No. 1 pick. The Blackhawks will make their first pick of the Draft at No. 26.

Come back on Saturday to see the next generation of stars don their team's sweaters for the first time in Rounds 2-7, beginning at 9 a.m. With 10 draft picks over the course of two days, it will certainly be a busy weekend for the host team.




Fan Fest

Kicking off the Draft with a concert by the rock band Neon Trees, Fan Fest offers activities for the whole family, including autograph signings, hockey clinics and the NHL Centennial Fan Arena. Register your Fan Fest pass before you come for quick entry to the event and for the chance to win even more Blackhawks prizes!

Check out our guide to Fan Fest for more details on what to do at the event.




Madhouse Team Store

Shop the latest Blackhawks and NHL Draft gear at the brand-new Madhouse Team Store located in the United Center Atrium. The 10,000-square-foot store features activities outfitted in a technologically reinvigorated CTA car and an interactive photo booth. Did we mention tons of exclusive team merchandise?




United Center Atrium

Located in between the new office building and the United Center, the Atrium will host several attractions to occupy you before the No. 1 pick is selected. Stop by the adidas Draft photo experience to get your own personalized player card and be sure to check out the NHL Trophy display!

To stay up to date on what to expect at the Draft this weekend, bookmark our Frequently Asked Questions page and be prepared come Friday.

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