The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they will host the official 2016 Winnipeg Jets Draft Party presented by Sport Chek on Friday, June 24 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre (MET) at 281 Donald St. The draft party will be held in conjunction with the National Hockey League’s 54th annual draft to be held on June 24–25 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Doors for the Winnipeg Jets Draft Party, presented by Sport Chek, will open at 5:30 p.m. Defenceman Josh Morrissey and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will act as hosts for the event along with Jay Richardson, the Jets public address announcer. At 7:00 p.m., the 2016 NHL Draft will commence with the highly anticipated first overall pick on the big screen at the MET. Winnipeg currently holds two first-round selections including its own and Chicago’s first-round pick.
Pre-sale tickets for the draft party will go on sale Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. for season seat holders, share partners and wait-list members. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, April, 25 at 10 a.m. All tickets are $40.00. Everyone in attendance will receive complimentary food, a beverage and a 2016 draft party giveaway item. Tickets can be purchased by going to WinnipegJets.com/2016DraftParty. All purchasers will be limited to four tickets per transaction. Also, anyone who purchases a 2016 Winnipeg Jets Draft Party ticket before Saturday, April 30th at 11:59pm will be entered to win a $1,000 gift card courtesy of Sport Chek.
The Jets also hold draft picks in the second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds which will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the draft. The NHL Draft Lottery will take place on Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. CT to determine the order of the first 14 selections.