Tuesday, June 16, 2015
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will hold a rally for Coyotes fans at the Club’s viewing party for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 26 from 3-7 p.m. at Gila River Arena. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and fans should enter Gila River Arena at the main entrance (Gate 4). The Coyotes will release further details later this week.
"We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support shown by Coyotes fans," said Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. "We are fortunate to have some of the most loyal and passionate fans in the entire NHL and we want to invite all of our fans in the Valley to take part in our rally to show their support for our team. The Coyotes are committed to Arizona and playing at Gila River Arena."
The Coyotes will also unveil their new home and away jerseys and uniforms for the upcoming 2015-16 season at the Draft party. The first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida will be televised from 4-7 p.m. on the NHL Network. The Coyotes currently own the 3rd overall draft selection as well as an additional first round draft choice (Chicago – 30th). Fans will be able to watch complete coverage of the first round of the draft on the arena video board. Rounds 2-7 will take place on Saturday, June 27 and will also be televised on the NHL Network.
Coyotes’ first round draft picks Brendan Perlini (2014), Max Domi (2013) and Connor Murphy (2011) along with second round draft choice Christian Dvorak (2014) will be at Gila River Arena to introduce the Coyotes new home and away jerseys and uniforms. The unveiling will take place on the arena floor from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. prior to the start of the Draft. Perlini, Domi, Murphy and Dvorak will also be available at a "Selfie Station" to take photos with fans 16 years and younger from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. A limited number of wristbands for the Selfie Station will be provided to fans in attendance ages 16 and under.
Burns and Gambo from Arizona Sports 98.7 FM will broadcast their show live from the arena in the BMW iLounge 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.
Kids attending the Coyotes Draft party can play ball hockey on the arena floor and the Coyotes will have two Zambonis and NHL nets available for fan photos. Kids will also have an opportunity to take a slapshot on an NHL goal or play in the Coyotes Bounce House. 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.
Fans interested in pre-ordering the Coyotes’ new home and away jerseys can place their order at the Coyotes Den on June 26. The new jerseys will be available for pick up at the Coyotes Den or to mail (for an additional charge) beginning on September 17.
Team representatives will be in attendance to share information about 2015-16 season ticket packages. Seats will be tagged for Full Season Tickets as well as newly released Half Season Tickets. For Coyotes ticket information, please call 480-563-PUCK (7825) or visit ArizonaCoyotes.com.