Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Blue Jackets officials June 23 event at Nationwide Arena

Wow this is so cool way to go Bluejackets.Columbus' image as a professional sports town should also get a boost from coverage given the draft by national media, she said.
The NHL ended weeks of speculation late Tuesday when it disclosed the Columbus Blue Jackets will host the 2007 draft.
Blue Jackets officials expect more than 10,000 fans and 500 media members to attend the June 23 event at Nationwide Arena. They will watch as NHL general managers and coaches select the world's top young hockey players for their teams.
"To have the draft here," said Blue Jackets President and GM Doug MacLean, "is a testament to the tremendous support of our fans who have proven without a shadow of a doubt that Columbus is becoming one of the premier hockey cities in the world."
It will be the first time the Blue Jackets have hosted the draft. The expansion team played its first NHL season in 2000.
The 2006 draft will be held at General Motors Place in Vancouver. Last year's draft was conducted in Ottawa.

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