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Panini America on Location: Sights and Sounds from Day One at the 2011 NHL Draft

June 25, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Panini America officials spent a wild (and late) Friday night at the Xcel center as the Minnesota Wild hosted Round One of the 2011 NHL Draft.

The company spent quality time with several of this weekend’s highly touted draft picks, including No. 1 overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as well as Gabriel Landeskog, Jonathan Huberdeau and Adam Larsson. Players signed autographs and took photo’s for their first trading cards (released as soon as they skate in an NHL game) and we, of course, gathered some content for The Knight’s Lance.

In the coming days we’ll post as much of the behind-of-the-scenes footage right here, including an exclusive interview with Nugent-Hopkins. Stay tuned, we’re also planning to give a few lucky hockey collectors some sweet things from this weekend’s events.

For now, here are a few pics from Day 1.  

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Ryan permalink
    June 25, 2011 11:11 am

    I’m already starting to fiend for 11/12 Contenders Hockey!

  2. bonnev659 permalink
    June 25, 2011 11:37 am

    wow looks like you guys had a great time wish I could have gone to one

  3. Joe Rodriguez permalink
    June 25, 2011 12:04 pm

    Wow….Scott, that must of been a Dream come True for you guys to be there, I had a Great time watching the draft on VERSUS, but would of been Happy to be there Live ! I hope some of that memborillia includes (NYRanger)JT Miller USA Jersey…thats what im talking about…hee-hee. Will any 2011-12 Draft Memb. be inclulded in any of this years product ? Enjoy the rest of the Draft & keep up the Great work, Joe.R (NYC)

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      June 26, 2011 12:36 pm

      Joe, it was a great event, hats off to the NHL for doing it up. JT was in the house and we’ll be putting some pics of him up soon. If he skates this year, you can bet we’ll have some Draft Day stuff collectors will drool over!

  4. June 25, 2011 1:57 pm

    i am ready for the new hockey stuff, bring it on, i want to thank you for all you do for us, and posting all those pictures.. i can’t wait for the videos though

    i always say, DREAM BIG, clearly you guys surely are, panini is king

  5. June 25, 2011 9:16 pm

    I’m still excited for saving up to buy some Dominion for this year’s hockey! Or some Luxury Suite. Both look great, but I may go super high end.

    I’m excited for RNH in Edmonton. A line with RNH, Hall, and Eberle would be fantastic as I’m a part-time Oilers fan 🙂


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