The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they will host the official 2017 Winnipeg Jets Draft Party presented by Sport Chek on Friday, June 23 at the Club Regent Event Centre. The draft party will be held in conjunction with the National Hockey League's 55th annual draft to be held on June 23-24 at the United Center in Chicago, IL.
Doors for the Winnipeg Jets Draft Party, presented by Sport Chek, will open at 5 p.m. Defenceman Josh Morrissey (2013 first round draft pick, 13th overall), along with forwards Kyle Connor (2015 first round draft pick, 17th overall) and Jack Roslovic (2015 first round draft pick, 25th overall) will act as hosts for the event along with Jay Richardson, the Jets public address announcer. At 6 p.m., the 2016 NHL Draft will commence with the highly anticipated first overall pick. Winnipeg currently hold the 13th overall selection in the first round on Friday.
The hockey club will also take the opportunity at the 2017 Winnipeg Jets Draft Party to unveil the newest inductee into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame. This former player will join Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull, and Ulf Nilsson who were inducted in 2016.
Pre-sale tickets for the draft party will go on sale today, Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. for season seat holders, share partners and wait-list members. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $40 for a reserve table seat and $30 for a general mezzanine level seat. Everyone in attendance will receive complimentary food, a beverage and a 2017 draft party giveaway item. Tickets can be purchased by going to WinnipegJets.com/2017DraftParty. All purchasers will be limited to eight tickets per transaction. Also, anyone who purchases a 2017 Winnipeg Jets Draft Party ticket before Friday, May 19 at 11:59 p.m. will be entered to win 10 seats & $150 Gift Card courtesy of Sport Chek in the Draft Party Sport Chek VIP lounge.
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.