The National Hockey League announced Friday that the 2013 draft will be held at the Prudential Center, the home of the New Jersey Devils in Newark.
The 2014 edition will be at the Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers. It will be the first time hosting the draft for both franchises, and next year’s draft will be the first held in the New York City area.
"We are truly excited to host the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft at the Wells Fargo Center," said Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko in a statement. "This is further testament that Philadelphia truly is a hockey town. We just hosted a wonderful Winter Classic last season and, in addition to hosting the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, we soon will be preparing to also host the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four at Wells Fargo Center.
"What a thrill for not just hockey fans in our region, but for the entire City of Philadelphia. We would like to thank the NHL for selecting Philadelphia as the host city for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft."
The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be the first draft to be held in Philadelphia.