NHL ENTRY DRAFT IS JUNE 30; EDMONTON WITH 7TH PICK
By Josh Evans, OKC Barons
The Edmonton Oilers, parent club of the Oklahoma City Barons, will participate in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey this Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. (ct).
Edmonton owns the 7th overall selection in the draft and has a total of six picks. Each of the last three seasons, the Oilers have had the #1 overall selection and selected Nail Yakupov (2012), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011) and Taylor Hall (2010) with those selections.
The entire 2013 NHL Entry Draft will take place on June 30, beginning at 2 p.m. (ct). Early round coverage of the event can be seen on the NHL Sports Network. Later round coverage can be seen on NHL Network. Check local listings for details. Fans can also follow the Edmonton Oilers website for their full draft coverage.
Oklahoma City opens their 38-game home schedule with a weekend set of games October 4 and 5. In addition to the home opener, the Barons are scheduled to play at home November 12, 15 and 16 and December 20 and 21. The Barons annual Education Field Trip Day will be November 12.
Hockey season begins in Oklahoma City on Friday, September with the NHL Showcase presented by Mercy when the Edmonton Oilers host the Dallas Stars in an NHL Preseason game. For more information about tickets, call the Barons office at 232-GOAL.
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