David Poile Finishes Final NHL Draft By Selecting 11 New Players

Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators made 11 selections in the 2023 NHL Draft hosted in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. For outgoing President & General Manager David Poile, it was his last major responsibility as an NHL GM.

“We are really happy with the way it went,” Predators Assistant General Manager/Director of Scouting Jeff Kealty says. “We had a lot of picks going into it, and when that’s the case, you never know how it’s going to play out. We were happy with the way it started out on the first night, and from there, we found players that we targeted who had unique elements. A lot of preparation went into this knowing how important it was for us, but we’re pleased with the past couple of days and are proud of our group.”

In Wednesday’s first round, Nashville selected forward Matthew Wood with the 15th overall pick. Wood was the No. 4-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting’s pre-draft rankings and is coming off a freshman season at the University of Connecticut in which he led his team in points with 34 (11 goal-23 assists). The 6-foot-4, 197-pound forward was the youngest player in the NCAA in 2022-23 and earned a spot on Hockey East’s All-Rookie Team.

“We were really excited to have Matthew get to us,” Predators Chief Amateur Scout Tom Nolan says. “He’s a big kid with really good hands and can shoot the puck. He looks up to (Buffalo forward) Tage Thompson, and that’s the direction we feel his game is going in. He’ll be going back to UConn next season and we’re looking forward to seeing him have a really good year.”

The Predators chose defenseman Tanner Molendyk at 24th overall, the team’s second pick of the first round. Molendyk established WHL career highs in games played (67), goals (9), assists (28) and points (37) with Saskatoon in 2022-23, helping lead his team to the Eastern Conference Final. The 5-foot-11, 181-pound blueliner added three goals and five assists in 18 postseason games, sharing the lead for goals and finishing second and tied for second in points and assists, respectively, among WHL defensemen.

Nashville traded up in the second round to 43rd overall to take forward Felix Nilsson, giving the Detroit Red Wings the No. 47 pick  and the No. 147 pick. Nilsson, a 6-foot, 187-pound center, spent the 2022-23 campaign in Sweden with the Rögle BK organization and made his professional debut, going on to skate in 18 SHL contests. He played the majority of his games in Sweden’s junior league, posting a team-high 41 points (19 goal-22 assists) in 36 appearances en route to winning the league title. Internationally, the Stockholm, Sweden, native earned silver at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

With their final pick of the second round, the Predators selected forward Kalan Lind at No. 46 overall. A 6-foot, 158-pound left wing out of Red Deer, Lind established WHL career highs in assists (28) and points (44) while adding in 16 goals, helping the Rebels reach the second round of the playoffs. In 2021-22, his rookie WHL campaign, the Swift Current, Sask., native scored 20 goals and posted 38 points, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, on his team in both categories.

Jesse Kiiskinen, a forward from Hollola, Finland, was the first of Nashville’s two third-round picks, going to the Predators at 68th overall. Ranked No. 13 among international skaters by NHL Central Scouting entering the 2023 NHL Draft, Kiiskinen spent the majority of the 2022-23 season with Pelicans in Finland’s junior league, leading his team in points with 43 while coming second in goals (20). He also made his professional debut, suiting up for seven games with Pelicans in Finland’s Liiga, recording an assist.

At No. 83 overall, the Predators chose defenseman Dylan MacKinnon from Halifax of the QMJHL. Standing at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, he helped lead the Mooseheads to the QMJHL championship series, skating in 20 postseason contests. MacKinnon posted a 21-point improvement in 2022-23 compared to his rookie campaign in 2021-22, recording 23 points and six goals, the latter of which tied for second among Halifax blueliners.

Nashville also owned two picks in the fourth round and used the first – No. 111 overall – to select forward Joey Willis. In 2022-23, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound native of Elmhurst, Ill., played in 68 games for the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit, recording 44 points (15 goals-29 assists).

Nashville added its lone goaltender of this year’s NHL Draft, selecting Juha Jatkola at No. 121 overall. The No. 2-ranked international goalie by NHL Central Scouting, Jatkola skated in his second full professional season with KalPa of Finland’s Liiga in 2022-23, going 20-11-8 with a 2.16 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and five shutouts. He was one of five Liiga goaltenders to record at least 20 wins last season and he tied for sixth in the league in shutouts. A native of Kuopio, Finland, the 6-foot-1, 176-pound Jatkola earned silver for his country at the 2022 World Junior Championship, where he was the only goaltender in the tournament to record a shutout.

“He’s made a meteoric rise to the top in Finnish hockey,” Predators European Scout Janne Kekalainen says. “Last year, he had a breakthrough season and took the No. 1 goalie job on his team, playing in a lot of games. He’ll be ready to come over and play the North American type of game in a season or two.”

Forward Sutter Muzzatti, an Okemos, Mich., native, was the Predators’ pick at No. 143 overall (fifth round). He spent the 2022-23 season as a freshman at RPI, where he led his team in assists (15) and held a share of the Engineers’ lead in points (22). Prior to enrolling at RPI, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound forward spent two seasons with the NAHL’s Austin Bruins; he also saw time with the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks and appeared in one game for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in 2020-21.

In the sixth round (175th overall), Nashville added forward Austin Roest to the organization. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound native of Coldstream, B.C., concluded his third season with the Everett Silvertips in 2022-23, posting 78 points (32 goals-46 assists) en route to earning a nod as a WHL U.S. Division Second-Team All-Star. Named Everett’s most improved player this past season, he more than doubled his point output from 2021-22 and established WHL career highs in games played (60), goals, assists and points. The son of former NHL player and Tampa Bay Lightning Assistant General Manager Stacy Roest, he also served as an alternate captain for Everett in 2022-23.

For the final pick of Poile’s illustrious career as an NHL general manager, the Predators acquired No. 218 overall (seventh round) from New Jersey – making the trade with Devils GM and former Nashville captain Tom Fitzgerald – for a seventh-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft and selected forward Aiden Fink. He served as an alternate captain for the AJHL title-winning Brooks Bandits in 2022-23, notching a league-high 97 points (41 goals-56 assists) while racking up several accolades, including the league’s MVP. The 5-foot-9, 153-pound native of Calgary, Alta., is expected to play collegiate hockey for Penn State in 2023-24.

Predators Select Strong Talent With Two Picks In First Round Of NHL Draft

Matthew Wood & Tanner Molendyk. Photos: Courtesy of the Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators picked up young talent in the first round of the 2023 NHL Draft, selecting forward Matthew Wood with the 15th overall pick and defenseman Tanner Molendyk with the 24th overall pick.

“Right now, we’re trying to get assets and players that we can envision on our team in two or three years,” says David Poile, outgoing Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager. “We got our goal scoring and size with our first pick, and we got our skating and speed with our second pick. We’re looking for ingredients.”

“As I’ve said before, when you’re coaching in the National Hockey League, you’re looking at guys who have impact,” says Barry Trotz, incoming Predators General Manager. “Both of these players have outstanding quality. Where they were on our list is exactly where we thought we might have gotten them.”

Wood was the No. 4-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting’s pre-draft rankings and is coming off a freshman season at the University of Connecticut in which he led his team in points with 34 (11 goals-23 assists). The 6’4, 197-pound forward was the youngest player in the NCAA in 2022-2023 and earned a spot on Hockey East’s All-Rookie Team. Wood also recorded seven multi-point contests and found the scoresheet in 25 of his 35 appearances, closing out his season with points in 14 of his final 15 games (5 goals-14 assists).

Internationally, Wood – who was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, but resides in Nanaimo, B.C. – represented Canada at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he won Gold after producing five points (two goals-three assists) in five games. He also earned Bronze at the 2023 U-18 World Championship, leading Canada in goals (seven) and finishing second in points (13). Wood joined UConn following two seasons with the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies, winning the Brett Hull Trophy as Rookie of the Year in 2021-2022 after leading the league in goals (45) and points (85).

“He’s a big body who is growing into his frame,” Poile says. “He’s a goal scorer and he’s got size, and that’s something we really wanted. We were fortunate to get a player like Matthew at 15th overall who we rated very high heading into the draft.”

Molendyk established WHL career highs in games played (67), goals (nine), assists (28) and points (37) with Saskatoon in 2022-2023, helping lead his team to the Eastern Conference Final. The 5’11, 181-pound blueliner added three goals and five assists in 18 postseason games, sharing the lead for goals and finishing second as well as tying for second in points and assists, respectively, among WHL defensemen. Molendyk also was second on the Blades and 10th among WHL skaters in his position in plus-minus at +31, a career high. At the international level, the McBride, B.C. native won Gold with Wood at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he had the third-most points (four) and assists (three) by a Canadian defenseman in the tournament.

“He improved all season long and got higher and higher on our list with more and more interest,” says Poile. “Every meeting I attended this year, his name was brought up strongly. He can really skate – that’s what stands out.”

Rounds Two-Seven of the 2023 NHL Draft continue this morning (June 29) at 10 a.m. CT with the Predators holding 11 selections: No. 46 (second round); No. 47 (second round); No. 68 (third round); No. 79 (third round); No. 83 (third round); No. 111 (fourth round); No. 115 (fourth round); No. 121 (fourth round); No. 143 (fifth round); No. 147 (fifth round); and No. 175 (sixth round).

TSU Becomes First HBCU To Add Hockey Program

Tennessee State University (TSU) is making history by becoming the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to offer men’s ice hockey at the collegiate level.

“Bringing ice hockey to Tennessee State University is a part of our continued commitment to provide our students with new opportunities and to broaden new interests in areas where they have traditionally had limited or no access,” says Glenda Glover, TSU President. “We appreciate our ongoing partnership with the Nashville Predators, which has played a pivotal role in our decision to pursue this historic undertaking of starting an ice hockey program at TSU, and the first for an HBCU. TSU has a tremendous legacy in athletics. Adding ice hockey to our programs will start a new chapter and build upon that legacy.”

TSU Hockey will commence its inaugural season in 2024, signaling a new era for the university. The team will begin as a club-level program but aspires to achieve NCAA Division I status for both men’s and women’s sides in the near future. While no specific timeline exists for achieving Varsity NCAA status, TSU is committed to building a solid foundation for long-term success.

“Today is a historic day as Tennessee State University, a prestigious HBCU, collaborates with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Nashville Predators in an unprecedented partnership,” says Dr. Mikki Allen, TSU Director of Athletics.

The club hockey program will receive comprehensive oversight under the guidance of the Department of Athletics, ensuring a well-structured and successful implementation. TSU is currently in the process of hiring a Director of Club Hockey Operations, who will be responsible for fundraising, seeking corporate partnerships, recruiting student-athletes and managing day-to-day operations. In the interim, Assistant AD Nick Guerriero will handle all inquiries related to TSU Hockey.

“I am thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with Dr. Allen to promote diversity and excellence in collegiate hockey,” says Guerriero. “We will strive to elevate the program to new heights, establishing a legacy that will inspire future generations. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the development of the program on and off the ice, and I eagerly anticipate the challenges and successes that await us.”

The entrance into collegiate ice hockey represents a significant milestone for Tennessee State University and the broader HBCU community. By breaking barriers and creating fresh opportunities, TSU Hockey aims to establish a lasting legacy of inclusion, excellence and athletic accomplishment.

“Together, we celebrate the power of collaboration as we dismantle barriers, diversify the game and propel hockey into a new era of inclusivity,” Allen remarks. “This partnership serves as a catalyst, driving change and ensuring that the game we love embraces the beauty of diversity. With Tennessee State University, the NHL and the Nashville Predators working hand in hand, we have the potential to reshape the future of hockey and inspire generations to come. Together, we will forge a path towards a more inclusive and united hockey community.”

To support this initiative, the NHL, NHL Players Association, Nashville Predators and College Hockey Inc. will play integral roles in the lead-up to the announcement. College Hockey Inc. conducted a feasibility study in 2021, emphasizing the significance of introducing ice hockey at an HBCU to promote diversity and inclusion in sports.

“Introducing hockey at the collegiate level is always exciting but Club Hockey at Tennessee State University is truly special,” says Kevin Westgarth, NHL VP of Hockey Development & Strategic Collaboration. “Welcoming Club Hockey at a storied HBCU is a meaningful step in the right direction for the sport and will undoubtedly contribute to the vibrant hockey community and inspire future generations of players.”

The Nashville Predators organization has maintained a strong relationship with TSU and began the partnership by joining the university in its February 2020 ‘One Million in One Month’ fundraising campaign as a major contributor. The Nashville-based NHL team has continued to donate to TSU’s scholarship programs as well as provide internship and job opportunities through the TSU Career Development Center.

Predators Drop 2023-24 Schedule With Packed Home Games In November

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The Nashville Predators have released their 2023-24 schedule for their 26th season, kicking it off on the road in Tampa Bay on Oct. 10 before taking on Seattle in the home opener at Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 12.

Nashville rounds out its October schedule with three more games away from home and four more at Bridgestone Arena. After the home opener, the Predators will take on Boston on the road (Oct. 14); return to Nashville to host former defenseman Mattias Ekholm and Edmonton (Oct. 17); venture to New York City to face the Rangers (Oct. 19); and close out the month with a three-game homestand from Oct. 21-28, welcoming San Jose, Vancouver and Toronto, before beginning a five-game road trip on Halloween by taking on the Canucks.

November will include one of the longest roadtrips for the Preds, playing Seattle, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, as well as its longest homestand of the campaign in the month, hosting Arizona, Anaheim, Chicago, Colorado and Calgary at Bridgestone Arena from Nov. 11-22, with the Avalanche game serving as former forward Ryan Johansen’s first back in town with his new team. Following a trip to St. Louis (Nov. 24), the Predators conclude the month by taking on Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and Minnesota on home ice (Nov. 26-30). Nashville’s eight home games in November are its most in a single month in 2023-24.

December will be Nashville’s busiest month, with the team playing 15 total games, including seven at home. After closing out a four-game homestand against the Rangers (Dec. 2), the Predators will travel to Buffalo (Dec. 3) and Chicago (Dec. 5) before hosting Tampa Bay (Dec. 7). The team’s second swing into Canada sees them play Toronto and Montreal in a back-to-back on Dec. 9-10; Nashville will then host Philadelphia (Dec. 12), visit Carolina (Dec. 15) and take on Washington (Dec. 16) and Vancouver (Dec. 19) at Bridgestone Arena. Two home games bookend the holiday break – Dec. 23 vs. Dallas and Dec. 27 vs. Carolina – prior to fulfilling another back-to-back at Detroit and Washington on Dec. 29-30 to close out the calendar year.

Just as in December, Nashville will again play eight road games in January, with the first coming at Dallas (Jan. 6) following home contests against Chicago (Jan. 2) and Calgary (Jan. 4). The road-heavy month also includes an additional visit to Dallas (Jan. 12) and two road trips three games in length from Jan. 15-20 – featuring Nashville’s first meeting of the season with defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas and contests against Los Angeles and Arizona – and a slate at Minnesota, Edmonton and Ottawa from Jan. 25-29. Mixed in are home games against Anaheim (Jan. 9), the NY Islanders (Jan. 13), Florida (Jan. 22) – where Predators Head Coach Andrew Brunette served in the same role on an interim basis during the 2021-22 season – and Los Angeles (Jan. 31).

February features five contests at Bridgestone Arena and five on the road, including the continuation of a four-game homestand on the other side of the NHL All-Star Break from Feb. 10-15 against Arizona, New Jersey and Dallas. Nashville is scheduled to have its second five-game road trip from Feb. 17-25, visiting St. Louis, Vegas, Los Angeles, San Jose and Anaheim; that rolls into its second five-game homestand of the season, which begins Feb. 27 and continues into March with Ottawa, Minnesota, Colorado, Montreal and Buffalo on the docket.

Following the homestand, Nashville departs on a four-game road swing, traveling to Columbus, Minnesota, Winnipeg and Seattle. A home game against San Jose (March 19) precedes a visit to Florida (March 21), and the Predators round out March by hosting Detroit (March 23) and Vegas (March 26) before road meetings with Arizona (March 28) and Colorado (March 30).

April – the final month of the regular season – sees Nashville play eight times, beginning with Boston (April 2) and St. Louis (April 4) coming to Bridgestone Arena. After a back-to-back on the road against the NY Islanders and New Jersey (April 6-7), the Predators will take on Winnipeg at home (April 9), Chicago on the road (April 12) and Columbus in Nashville (April 13). Nashville concludes the 2023-24 campaign with a visit to Pittsburgh on April 15.

Predators Name Pekka Rinne European Development Coach & Scout

Pekka Rinne. Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators legend Pekka Rinne is rejoining the team as their European Development Coach & Scout.

Rinne, the only player in franchise history to have his number retired, transitions into his new role after spending the previous season as a Special Alumni Advisor. As European Development Coach & Scout, Rinne will work primarily with all goaltenders in the organization, including prospects overseas; scout European-based goalies for the franchise; and continue to work, learn and observe alongside Predators Goaltending Coach Ben Vanderklok. Based in Finland, he will also travel to Nashville and Milwaukee and attend team camps.

Rinne, who served as Goaltending Coach for Finland’s team at the 2023 World Junior Championship, retired in July 2021 as the franchise leader in nearly every goaltending category, including games played (683), wins (369), goals-against average (2.43), total TOI (39,413:29), shutouts (60) and saves (17,627). He sits 19th in shutouts and is tied for 20th in victories in NHL history.

Rinne won the 2018 Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender, and was a finalist for the award three other times (2011, 2012 and 2015). He was a four-time NHL All-Star (2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019) and was twice voted to the NHL’s year-end All-Star Teams, including a First Team nod in 2017-2018. Rinne’s career goals-against average of 2.43 is tied for the fourth-best mark among goaltenders with at least 350 wins in NHL history, trailing only Dominik Hasek, Martin Brodeur and Jacques Plante. Further signifying his impact on the NHL’s record books, he is one of 12 goaltenders in league history to notch at least 350 wins and 60 shutouts, with 10 members of that group enshrined or about to be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Off the ice, Rinne won the 2021 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, an appropriate recognition of a career spent dedicated to the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities and the Predators Foundation.

The bulk of his life-changing work has come through the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily, which he launched alongside former Predators Captain Shea Weber during the 2012-2013 season. The fund’s focus is to support the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt by raising money and awareness for cancer research. Since the establishment of the fund, donations totaling more than four million dollars have been made to the hospital and its programs.

Predators Trade Fan Favorite Ryan Johansen To Colorado Avalanche

Ryan Johansen. Photo: Courtesy of the Nashville Predators

In shocking fashion, incoming Nashville Predators have traded longtime Predator Ryan Johansen to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Alex Galchenyuk.

The Predators will retain 50 percent of Johansen’s contract, which has two years ($8 million annual average value) remaining.

“On behalf of the Predators organization, we want to thank Ryan for his contributions to our team and community over the last seven-plus years,” says incoming Preds General Manager Barry Trotz. “He played a large role in our franchise’s accomplishments since arriving in January 2016, helping lead us to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, the 2018 Presidents’ Trophy, back-to-back Central Division titles in 2018 and 2019 and several postseason appearances. Ryan also dedicated a considerable amount of time to the Predators Foundation and helped us grow the game in Middle Tennessee, including his work with youth hockey in our community. We wish Ryan all the best in Colorado.”

Johansen has been a fan favorite since he joined the team in 2016. He was the No. 4 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has 555 points (189 goals, 366 assists) in 842 regular-season games with the Predators and Blue Jackets and 54 points (19 goals, 35 assists) in 67 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

This past season, Johansen had 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 55 games. The 30-year-old center had surgery on his right leg and missed the final 27 games of the season after he was cut by a skate blade against the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 21.

Galchenyuk, 29, will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Predators Name Derek MacKenzie As Assistant Coach

Derek MacKenzie. Photo: Courtesy of the Florida Panthers

Incoming Nashville Predators General Manager Barry Trotz along with newly named head coach Andrew Brunette has hired Derek MacKenzie as an assistant coach.

“Derek MacKenzie’s track record as a player and coach in the NHL makes him a valuable addition to our organization,” Brunette says. “Having worked closely with him on an NHL bench before, I’ve been fortunate enough to see his leadership qualities firsthand and know he will develop strong connections and relationships with our players and staff. I’m excited to reunite with him here in Nashville and see him become a big asset for our team.”

MacKenzie, 42 , enjoyed a 16-year NHL career as a player and joins the Predators after serving as head coach of the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves in 2022-23. He led Sudbury to the OHL Playoffs last season after going 31-28-6-3 (71 points), finishing third in the league’s Central Division. The Wolves had two players finish in the top-25 in OHL scoring – with four skaters tallying at least 20 goals – and had five players coached by MacKenzie land in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings ahead of the 2023 NHL Draft.

Prior to MacKenzie’s time in Sudbury, he spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Florida Panthers, working alongside Brunette on the team’s coaching staff from 2019-22. The Panthers won the Presidents’ Trophy in 2021-22 – with Brunette serving as interim head coach during the majority of the campaign – after going 58-19-6 (122 points) while leading the NHL in goals (337) and posting a power-play percentage of 24.4 percent, tied for the League’s fourth-best mark. Florida reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs in all three of MacKenzie’s seasons behind the bench.

As a player, the 5-foot-11, 177-pound center appeared in 611 career NHL games with Atlanta, Columbus and Florida from 2001-19, posting 125 points (51 goals-74 assists). He spent his final five seasons with the Panthers, where he captained the team from 2016-18 and served as an alternate captain from 2014-16. Known for his work as a defensive centerman and tenacity on the penalty kill, MacKenzie recorded eight straight seasons with at least 120 hits from 2010-18; his 1,454 hits during that time frame were the 10th-most among NHL skaters.

During his time with Columbus, MacKenzie had Predators Assistant Coach Todd Richards as his head coach for three seasons (2011-14); Predators Assistant Coach Dan Hinote as his assistant coach for four seasons (2010-14); and was teammates with Predators forward Ryan Johansen for three seasons (2011-14).

Predators To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Three-Day Broadway Block Party

The Nashville Predators, in partnership with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC), will celebrate their 25th anniversary with the Broadway Block Party presented by Tractor Supply, a free, three-day set for June 26-28.

Broadway and the Bridgestone Arena Plaza will play host to a week of events coinciding with the 2023 NHL Awards and 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft, both of which will be hosted at Bridgestone Arena. Block parties will begin at 3 p.m. CT daily and will include fan-friendly activities such as red carpet walks, games, Predators alumni autographs, giveaways, food trucks, activations and more. A stage will also be set on Broadway, featuring live music each night.

Predators partners on site will include Bally Sports South, 102.5 The Game, Fifth Third Bank, Jack Daniel’s, Hardee’s, Bud Light, Gary Ashton REMAX and Hattie B’s. A day-by-day breakdown of the events is below, and more information will be announced as it becomes available.

Monday, June 26

  • Broadway Block Party presented by Tractor Supply: 3 p.m. CT
  • Alumni Autographs: 4-6 p.m. CT
  • 2023 NHL Awards Red Carpet Walk: 5:15 p.m. CT
  • 2023 NHL Awards: 6:30 p.m. CT

Tuesday, June 27

  • 2023 EA Sports NHL 23 World Championship: 12 p.m. CT
  • Broadway Block Party presented by Tractor Supply: 3 p.m. CT
  • Alumni Autographs: 4-6 p.m. CT
  • Live Concert: 7 p.m. CT

Wednesday, June 28

  • Broadway Block Party presented by Tractor Supply: 3 p.m. CT
  • Alumni Autographs: 4-6 p.m. CT
  • 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft Red Carpet Walk: 4:30 p.m. CT
  • 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft First Round: 6 p.m. CT

Thursday, June 29

  • 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft Rounds 2-7: 10 a.m. CT