For the first time since 2006, the Vancouver Canucks are hosting the NHL entry draft. Here are all the details you need to know to attend.
The Vancouver Canucks are the host city for this year’s NHL entry draft. For most casual fans, this will not be an exciting event to attend. However, for hardcore fans, it’s a rare opportunity to witness the moment in which young prospects realize a dream.
And what’s more exciting than to hear NHL commissioner Gary Bettman walk up to the podium and announce, “We have a trade to announce!” Here is all you need to know to get in the door and part of the festivities at this year’s draft.
Tickets will go on sale to the public Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. the Canucks website announced. It should be noted that seats in the lower bowl are “primarily reserved” for media and players families.
The first round of the draft takes place on Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m. Ticket prices will start at $27.20, and each buyer is limited to four seats. The second day of the draft — rounds two to seven — begins June 22 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are considerably cheaper at $11.50 per, and buyers can take up to eight seats.
Finally, here are some tips if you are attending the NHL Draft to get the most out of it:
- Read some prospect profiles. This way you know a bit about the players being selected. The Canuck Way will be doing many prospect profiles leading up to the draft, so stay tuned for those!
- Start conversations with fans around you, or make a plan to attend the draft with friends or family. It’s much more fun to predict or debate the picks with other people!
- Above all, have fun, because it may be another 13 years before it’s in Vancouver again!
The Canucks hold the No. 10 pick in this year’s draft. We’ll see you there at Rogers Arena on June 21.