2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft Round 1
DateJune 28, 2023
Event Starts6:00 PM
AvailabilityOn Sale Now
June 28 / Wednesdayat 6:00 PM
For the first time ever, the 2023 NHL Awards™ and 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft™ will both be held in SMASHVILLE!
Kicking off the week’s events at Bridgestone Arena on Monday, June 26 beginning at 7 p.m. CST are the 2023 NHL Awards™ honoring the best regular-season NHL® players and executives in a wide range of categories, including Hart Trophy (most valuable player), Vezina Trophy (outstanding goaltender), Norris Trophy (outstanding defenseman) and Calder Trophy (outstanding rookie). Additionally, the Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL® as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association, will be awarded.
The 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft™ will also be held at Bridgestone Arena over two days. Round 1 will take place on Wednesday, June 28 beginning at 6 p.m. CST followed by rounds 2-7 on Thursday, June 29 beginning at 10 a.m. CST. NHL® club executives, scouts and coaches will be present on the NHL Draft™ floor, while thousands of fans and hundreds of print, television and radio media members are expected to attend.
This will be the second time the Predators have hosted the NHL Draft™ and marks the 20-year anniversary of the 2003 edition, which was also held at Bridgestone Arena.