SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that the 2013 NHL Draft Party that will be held at the BB&T Center (@theBBTCenter) on Sunday, June 30, has received an incredible response from Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) fans, drawing in over 1,200 who have already RSVPed. Season Seat Owners and fans that still want to attend can RSVP at FloridaPanthers.com/DraftParty by Friday at Noon.
The party is scheduled to run from 2:00-5:30 p.m. A Panthers player (subject to availability) and Fox Sports Florida Analyst Bill Lindsay (@LindsayBHockey) are expected to be in attendance while WQAM, featuring Kevin Rogers, will broadcast live from Club RED.
“The growing excitement surrounding our Draft Party is overwhelming, and we are so happy to see such a large response from more than 1,200 fans wanting to attend,” said Panthers president Michael R. Yormark (@PanthersYormark). “It will certainly be a huge night for the Panthers and we are looking forward to sharing the experience with our most dedicated fans.”
The Draft Party will feature cookout style food and drinks, along with appearances from the Redline Lady Panthers and Stanley C. Panther. Panthers Patrol members will also be on hand with games, prizes and giveaways for fans. Pantherland will be open and have special offers on merchandise.
Fans will have an incredible opportunity to experience all that BB&T Center has to offer including tours of the Panthers locker rooms and unique photo opportunities with the 2011-12 Southeast Division Championship Banner and Zambonis. Attending fans should enter through Gate 5 at the BB&T Center and park in Lexus Lot B16.
The 2013 NHL Entry Draft will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with all seven rounds held on June 30. Florida has held a Top-3 pick in two of the previous three drafts, selecting D Erik Gudbranson third overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles and F Jonathan Huberdeau third overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota.
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