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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that they will host an NHL Draft Party at HSBC Arena on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature live in-depth Sabres draft analysis and fun for the whole family during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Fans are encouraged to bring the whole family for an affordable and fun-filled night, which will include food and beverages at family-friendly prices. Admission to the event and HSBC Arena ramp parking will be provided free of charge.

The entirety of the televised first-round draft coverage from Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota will be shown live on the HD video board beginning at 7 p.m. Sabres broadcast personalities will be on hand at the draft party to provide additional analysis of the Sabres’ draft picks.

In addition to draft coverage, the evening will also feature entertainment for fans of all ages. There will be Sabretooth-themed activities for the kids as well as a chance for fans of any age to bring a stick and play floor hockey on the HSBC Arena floor (helmets required for children under 12).

Sabres prospects and alumni will be in attendance to sign autographs throughout the night. Fans can also stop by the Sabres Store to take advantage of huge year-end savings on Sabres merchandise.

For those who can’t make it to the arena, log on to all weekend for on-site draft reports from Minnesota including interviews with the team’s future stars.
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