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Islanders Draft Party Nearing Record Numbers

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 11:56 AM / News
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Islanders Draft Party Nearing Record Numbers

Over 17,500 people have reserved passes for tonight’s Islanders Draft Party at Nassau Coliseum.

The event will feature attractions such as a Ferris Wheel, exclusive locker room tours, I.C.E. Tour inflatable games, street hockey contests and video game stations, as well as a live feed on the scoreboard of the NHL Draft from Pittsburgh starting at 7 p.m. Current Islanders players such as John Tavares, Matt Moulson and Matt Martin, along with a number of top prospects will also be in attendance.

Of course, all eyes will be focused on the scoreboard when the Islanders announce who they will select with the fourth overall pick.

In 2009, when the Islanders had the No. 1 overall pick, 19,314 passes were reserved for the event. That year, the Islanders selected John Tavares, as the fans at Nassau Coliseum cheered and confetti rained down from the ceiling. This year’s event is less than 2,000 tickets away from 2009’s high-water mark, something Islanders Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales Paul Lancey attributes to the young talent in the team’s system and the direction the club is headed.

“I think everybody sees where the team is going and wants to be on board because they think this is going to be a breakout year,” Lancey said.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the biggest Islanders event of the summer. Passes are free, but each individual can reserve up to eight. Doors for the party open at 5:30 p.m. Prior to the Draft Party, the American Red Cross is hosting blood drive. Fans can donate in the Coliseum’s exhibition hall anytime between noon and 8 p.m.

DRAFT PARTY INFO
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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