Capitals' Annual Draft Day Party to be Held at Dave & Buster's June 24
/ Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – May 24, 2006 – The Washington Capitals will hold their annual draft day party on June 24 at Dave & Buster’s in North Bethesda, Md., at the White Flint Mall. The three-hour event, which is open to all fans, begins at 6 p.m. and coincides with OLN’s broadcast of the NHL Entry Draft, taking place that day in Vancouver. The Capitals have the fourth overall pick in the draft, one of two first-round picks, and one of five in the first two rounds.
The event will be highlighted by the “Ask the Pros” panel during which fans will hear analysis and discussion of the top prospects, obtain insight regarding possible draft picks and have the ability to ask their own questions about the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Slated to participate in the panel discussion are Comcast SportsNet and Capitals television play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati, former Capital and Capitals Post-Game Live co-host Joe Reekie and Capitals alumnus and radio color analyst Ken Sabourin.
In addition, former Capital and Hockey Hall of Famer Rod Langway will be on hand to sign autographs and meet fans along with former Capitals Yvon Labre and Blair Stewart.
Comcast SportNet will be on site with games and prizes. The draft day party will feature giveaways, autographs with the Capitals alumni and the opportunity for fans to win authentic, pro-style Capitals jerseys signed by Jeff Halpern and Rookie of the Year candidate Alex Ovechkin.