For the second year in a row, Upper Deck returns as the title sponsor of the 2023 NHL Draft™, this year in Nashville, TN! This year’s Draft will take place at Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators, on Wednesday, June 28th and Thursday, June 29th. Attendees, fans, and residents can anticipate an exciting array of Draft-related activities and commemorative collectibles leading up to and at the event. Keep reading for how you can enjoy the event with Upper Deck whether you are at the event or out and about in Downtown Nashville.
Nashville Street Team
Keep an eye out for our dedicated street team in downtown Nashville from June 27th to June 29th! The team will be near the Bridgestone Plaza to interact with fans and visitors. Come ready with friends and family to take pictures with our fun photo op to celebrate the NHL Draft™. Be sure to share your pictures on socials by tagging @UpperDeckSports and using #CollectTheBest.
See below for tentative street team schedule (times are subject to change):
- Tuesday June 27th: 3pm – 8pm (Bridgestone Plaza)
- Wednesday, June 28th: 3pm – 6pm (Bridgestone Plaza)
- Thursday, June 29th: 9am – 1pm (roaming)
The team will also be giving away 9-card sheets featuring 8 top draft picks around the league in their rookie seasons, as well as Connor Bedard mini posters celebrating the Draft and Bedard’s exclusive trading card deal with Upper Deck!
Fans at the event can look forward to Upper Deck’s section on the concourse complete with exciting activities and more! This year, hobby shops will be present on the concourse alongside Upper Deck, selling Upper Deck NHL products! Purchases can be redeemed for chances to win additional items by entering to play Puck-O. The shops listed below will be your go to for your NHL hockey product desires:
2023 NHL Draft™ e-Pack Set
Can’t get to the Draft this year? Don’t worry! For those not in attendance, you can still celebrate with us! Download the FREE NHL Draft™ digital card set featuring previous #1 Draft Picks on UpperDeckePack.com. The set will be live starting June 21st at 9 AM PST through July 7th at 12 PM PST.
FREE Personalized Trading Card
An Upper Deck booth wouldn’t be the same without our personalized trading card station! These commemorative cards are fun for all and a great keepsake for big events like the NHL Draft™. Stop by your #1 favorite pick to get in line before it gets too long! The station will be located at our booth alongside other fan favorite activities.
More chances to take home Upper Deck prizes? Yes, please! A spin-off of the revered game Plinko, Puck-O has become a tradition for fans and collectors across all Upper Deck booth events. A purchase of one pack of Upper Deck hobby cards is all you need for a chance to win exciting prizes to celebrate the NHL Draft™.
- Puck-O Prizes
A few items to look forward to:
- 5x7s of the #1 Draft Pick e-Pack set
- Acrylic NHL Draft™ magnetic tickets
- Commemorative hockey pucks
- And more!
For more chances to win, you can purchase an Upper Deck Hobby box and get to drop EIGHT pucks on the board! There will be Certified Diamond Dealer shops present to help fulfill all your hockey card desires!
Nashville’s very own Kiefer Sherwood will be stopping by Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, June 29th for a special signing! During Sherwood’s first game with the Nashville Predators, he scored the first official goal of the 2022-23 NHL season. Despite only being with the Predators for a short period, he has proved to be a great addition to their team!
Stop by for a chance to receive a FREE 5×7 oversized card of Kiefer Sherwood provided by Upper Deck, and have it signed by the athlete himself! There will also be a meet and greet and photo opportunities for fans in attendance. The signing will take place on the concourse from 11am-12pm, so please plan accordingly!