Beginning at 10 a.m. June 5, 5,000 free general admission tickets will be available for the 2012 NHL entry draft, which will be held June 22 and 23 at Consol Energy Center.
The link for the tickets will be found at www.pittsburghpenguins.com/draft.There will be a four-ticket limit per order.
There will be 1,500 tickets given out for the first round, which begins at 6:45 p.m. June 22, and 3,500 tickets distributed for rounds 2-7 beginning at 10 a.m. the following day.
Seating for the draft is limited to about 10,000 because of a configuration that incorporates a stage, an area for all teams and an area for the media. The NHL gets about 3,000 tickets, some to be given to prospects and their families, and Penguins season ticket holders already have had a chance to obtain tickets.
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