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ANOTHER SUNRISE DRAFT: Florida Panthers to Host NHL Draft in 2015

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The Panthers announced that the 2015 NHL Draft is coming to Sunrise on Tuesday morning. The second draft to be held in South Florida will be June 26-27, 2015.

The Panthers previously hosted the draft in 2001 and selected Stephen Weiss with the fourth overall pick.

Last summer, the NHL promised the Panthers a draft and future All-Star Game as a return to Broward County for paying for the arena's new scoreboard.

The 2014 NHL Draft will be held at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia this coming June.

"I think that's something that is going to build and build and build,'' coach Peter Horachek said. "I don't think most people knew it was coming before it was announced. I think it's a great thing, great for South Florida, our team and this building. It will be exciting.''


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Great! Think we can draft a goal-scorer or two?? This team is playing tenacious hockey, but if we can't score then what's the point. How about Vinnie Viola goes after a serious free-agent this summer. I hear he's got money to spend. You can't blame the fans for not going out to watch the Panthers consistently. Look what the Heat did? They got great players, spent some money, and now they are a model franchise in the NBA. No reason the Panthers can't do the same.

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