Connor McDavid's NHL career will begin in Sunrise, Florida. The Florida Panthers had been waiting on word that they would host the NHL draft, more or less being promised to host the NHL's annual summer event by 2016 after they got a new video screen installed at BB&T Center. It looks like it's going to come in 2015. George Richards of the Miami Herald reports an official announcement is coming soon. This will be the second time the Panthers have hosted the draft, also holding it at the arena in Sunrise in 2001. In that year Ilya Kovalchuk went first to the Thrashers while the hometown Panthers drafted fourth and selected Stephen Weiss.
Report: Florida Panthers, BB&T Center to host 2015 NHL draft
CBS Sports | Jan 14