Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thrashers to Host 2008 NHL Draft Party at Philips Arena on Friday, June 20

The Atlanta Thrashers will host their 2008 NHL Draft Party in Philips Experience at Philips Arena on Friday, June 20 from 6-9 p.m. to coincide with the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Many special events and activities are planned for the celebration, including a special appearance and autograph signing by Thrashers forward Eric Perrin.

The Thrashers own two first-round choices (third and 29th overall) and seven overall selections in this year’s seven-round Entry Draft, which will be held at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Friday, June 20 (Round 1), beginning at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 21 (Rounds 2-7), beginning at 10 a.m.

The Thrashers 2008 NHL Draft Party, which is free and open to the public, will feature live coverage of the Entry Draft’s first round on VERSUS. Thrashers radio announcers Dan Kamal and Jeff Odgers will be on-hand to broadcast live on 680 the Fan to offer analysis and interviews.

Fans in attendance will also have the chance to test their skills in interactive games, meet Thrash and members of the Blue Crew and select seat locations for the Thrashers upcoming season. Philips Arena’s new Taco Mac restaurant, located adjacent to Philips Experience, will also be open for the event.

Thrashers 2008 NHL Entry Draft Selections (Scotiabank Place, Ottawa):

Friday, June 20 – 7 p.m.
1st Round/3rd Overall
1st Round/29th Overall (acquired from Pittsburgh)

Saturday, June 21 – 10 a.m.
3rd Round/64th Overall
4th Round/94th Overall
5th Round/124th Overall
6th Round/154th Overall
7th Round/184th Overall

Atlanta Thrashers Season Tickets start as low as $10 per game and are on sale now for the 2008-09 season by visiting atlantathrashers.com or calling (866) 715-1500.

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