SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild in conjunction with the NHL today announced ticket information for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 is now available at http://wild.nhl.com/drafttickets.
Minnesota Wild season ticket holders will be given the first opportunity to secure seats for both days of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on a complimentary basis equal to the number of season tickets on their account. Seats will be assigned based upon Fan Priority Number for 2011-12 Wild season ticket holders.
A limited number of general admission tickets will be available to the public based on availability. Fans are encouraged to submit their ticket requests to http://wild.nhl.com/drafttickets and will be notified of the availability beginning on June 1.
The first round of the NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 24 starting at 7 p.m. ET live on VERSUS and on TSN and RDS in Canada. Rounds 2-7 will be held on June 25 starting at 11 a.m. ET on the NHL Network in the United States and Canada.
The 2011 NHL Entry Draft will be the second-ever held in the state of Minnesota and the first at Xcel Energy Center. The 1989 NHL Entry Draft took place at the Met Center in Bloomington. Minnesota has played host to other NHL signature events including the 1981 and 1991 Stanley Cup® Finals, the 1972 and 2004 NHL All-Star Games and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. The Xcel Energy Center has also hosted the 2002 and 2011 NCAA Frozen Four and is home to the WCHA Final Five Tournament and the Minnesota State Boys’ and Girls’ High School Hockey Tournaments.