SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that a special Inside the Florida Panthers “NHL Draft Preview’ will premiere Tuesday, June 18, at 8:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Florida, giving fans an inside look at the Panthers preparations for the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft.
The Panthers hold the second overall choice in the Draft and an opportunity to add a franchise caliber player to an already impressive list of prospects and young NHL players. Inside the Panthers “NHL Draft Preview” will feature the Panthers’ meetings with the top three rated prospects at the league’s Combine in Toronto. The special will give fans an opportunity to listen in as Panthers Executive VP/General Manager Dale Tallon and his scouting staff conduct their interviews with Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin. Viewers will get the opportunity to hear from those top three prospects as well as other potential Panthers targets throughout their various physical tests at the combine.
During the show, host Frank Forte will sit down with Tallon to get his insight on the 2013 draft and explore how the Panthers plan to continue to build with hometown players. In addition, the show will re-visit some classic Panthers moments with team captain Ed Jovanovski, recent Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau, and Erik Gudbranson.
This year’s NHL Entry Draft will be held in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center on June 30. All seven rounds will take place on the same day for the first time since 2006 starting at 3 p.m. The Panthers are also slotted to have the first pick in the second round at 31st overall, among several other picks in later rounds.
Inside The Panthers “NHL Draft Preview” will also air on June 20 at 9 p.m., June 22 at 1:30 p.m., June 24 at 11 a.m., June 26 at 6:30 p.m., June 27 at 6 p.m., June 28 at 5 p.m., and June 29 at 6 p.m.
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