FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, June 1, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will hold a viewing party for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 23 from 4-7 p.m. at Ice Den Scottsdale (9375 E. Bell Road). The Coyotes will also hold a Select-A-Seat event at Gila River Arena on Saturday, June 24 from 1-3 p.m.
The first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft from the United Center in Chicago will be televised from 4-7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Fans will be able to watch complete coverage of the first round of the draft on screens set up on the floor of the east rink which will be covered by turf. In addition, the draft can be viewed on TVs in the 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and fans should enter Ice Den Scottsdale from the main entrance off Bell Road. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is limited so fans are encouraged to arrive early.
The Coyotes currently own seven selections in the 2017 Entry Draft including the 7th and 23rd (Minnesota Wild) overall picks in the first round. The Coyotes also have draft selections in the second, third (two picks), fifth and seventh rounds.
Burns and Gambo from 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station will broadcast their show live from Ice Den Scottsdale in 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill from 2-6 p.m. Coyotes Radio Play-by-Play Announcer Bob Heethuis and Radio Host Luke Lapinski will provide Draft updates throughout the first round.
Children 14 years of age and under are invited to play ball hockey on the turf and Howler and members of the Paw Patrol will be on hand to interact with fans. The Coyotes slap shot inflatable and draft card booth will also be available at the event. The Chilly Bean Café concessions will be open to all fans and food and beverage specials will be available at 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill.
Immediately following the Coyotes Draft viewing party at 7:30 p.m., the Ice Den's Friday Night Open Skate will be themed "Coyotes Night" and all fans who wear a Coyotes jersey will be provided free admission and skate rental. The open ice session will run from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Space is limited so fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Coyotes will also be holding a Select-A-Seat event on Saturday, June 24 at Gila River Arena from 1-3 p.m. Fans will have an opportunity to purchase season tickets for the 2017-18 season. Additionally, this will be the first opportunity for fans to purchase Half Season packages. Fanatics will be hosting an extended sale on the arena floor where fans can purchase Reebok merchandise for 50% off. Fans in attendance can also watch the second day of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on televisions in the BMW Lounge.
Coyotes team representatives will be available at both events to share information about 2017-18 season ticket packages. For Coyotes ticket information, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit ArizonaCoyotes.com.