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Coyotes to Hold NHL Draft Viewing Party on June 24

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will hold a viewing party for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 24 from 3-7 p.m. at Gila River Arena.

The first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York 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 the arena video board. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and fans should enter Gila River Arena at the main entrance (Gate 4). The event is free and open to the public.

The Coyotes currently own seven selections in the 2016 Entry Draft including the 7th and 20th (New York Rangers) picks in the first round. If the Coyotes do not sign center Conner Bleackley by June 1, Arizona will receive a second round draft pick from the Colorado Avalanche. The Coyotes also have draft selections in the second, third, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

The Coyotes will unveil their 20th anniversary logo and jersey patch, which celebrates 20 seasons in the Valley, prior to the start of the draft. Fans will be able to preorder Coyotes jerseys with the new patch at the Coyotes Den team store.

Burns and Gambo from Arizona Sports 98.7 FM will broadcast their show live from the arena in the BMW Lounge 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.

Photo by Norm Hall.

Carnival rides including a zip line and rock wall will be available for kids attending the Coyotes Draft party. Fans will also have an opportunity to visit the Pawtograph Station and participate in tours of the Coyotes dressing room. In addition, Howler and members of the Paw Patrol will be on hand to interact with fans. Concessions will be open to all fans on the east side of Gila River Arena. Food and beverage items will be available for purchase. In addition, Levy Restaurants will offer $3 Coors beer specials (12 ounce beer) and $3 nachos at concessions stands.

Team representatives will be in attendance to share information about 2016-17 season ticket packages. Seats will be tagged for Full Season Tickets as well as newly released Half Season Tickets. Fans will also have an opportunity to enter to win a trip for two (2) to a Coyotes road game in 2016-17. For Coyotes ticket information, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit

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