FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, May 24, 2018
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will hold a viewing party for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 22 from 3:30 -7:00 p.m. at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino (5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226). The event is free and open to the public.
Coyotes forward and Calder Trophy finalist Clayton Keller will be in attendance to take selfies with fans from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and he will unveil the team's new official third jersey for the 2018-19 season at 5:30 p.m. Merchandise will be available to purchase at the event.
The first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the American Airlines Center in Dallas will be televised beginning at 4:00 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
The Coyotes currently own seven selections in the 2018 Entry Draft including the 5th overall pick in the first round. Recent fifth overall selections include Brayden Schenn (2009), Karl Alzner (2007), Phil Kessel (2006), Carey Price (2005) and Thomas Vanek (2003). The Coyotes also have draft selections in the second, third, sixth and seventh rounds.
Burns and Gambo from 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station will broadcast their show live (2:00-6:00 p.m.) from the draft party. Coyotes Radio Play-by-Play Broadcaster Bob Heethuis as well as Radio Color Analyst/Ambassador Paul Bissonnette and Radio Host Luke Lapinski will provide Draft updates throughout the first round.
A Kid's Zone will feature ball hockey, a bounce house, slapshot and other games while Howler, Dusty the Roadrunner and members of the Paw Patrol will be on hand to interact with fans.
Fans are invited to stay & play at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino with the Coyotes Fan Rate of $69/night. Fans can book the rate by calling 520-796-4900 and asking for the Coyotes Fan Rate (based on availability).
Team representatives will be available at the event to share information about 2018-19 Coyotes and Tucson Roadrunners season ticket packages. For Coyotes ticket information, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit ArizonaCoyotes.com.