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Panthers To Host NHL Draft Watch Parties At Two 
Duffy’s Sports Grill Locations

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment today announced that the Florida Panthers will host two watch parties coinciding with the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at Duffy’s Sports Grill locations in Fort Lauderdale and Coconut Creek. Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson will appear at the Fort Lauderdale location along with a live WQAM broadcast featuring Panthers radio personality Randy Moller, while former Panthers player and current TV analyst Bill Lindsay will appear in Coconut Creek.

Both watch parties will feature food and drink specials, along with appearances from Stanley C. Panther and the Redline Lady Panthers. Panthers Street Team members will also be on hand with games, prizes and giveaways for fans. Duffy’s Sports Grill is located at 1804 Harbor Shops Road in Fort Lauderdale and 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd. in Coconut Creek.

The 2012 NHL Entry Draft will take place at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, with the first round set for Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. and rounds 2-7 for Saturday, June 23 at 10 a.m. on NHL Network. This is the third consecutive year the Panthers have hosted watch parties during the NHL Entry Draft at two Duffy’s locations, and this year marks the first time they are both being held in Broward County.

The Draft Party will be the second of six stops on the Florida Panthers REDvolution Summer Tour, presented by XFINITY. For more information or to attend a Panthers REDvolution Summer Tour event fans and prospects are encouraged to check back to

About Duffy's Sports Grill
Duffy’s Sports Grill, based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida operates 24 full-service, casual-dining restaurants, all of which are located on the Southeast coast of Florida.  Established in 1985, the company has become a regional market leader known for top quality casual dining with an emphasis on freshly prepared ingredients and grilled items.  Duffy’s boasts a distinctly upscale sports environment complete with all the satellite programming available, over 50 TVs per location, and framed authentic sports memorabilia throughout each restaurant.  For more information about Duffy’s Sports Grill, please visit the company’s website at

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