Ladies and gentlemen, this is the event you’ve been waiting for. This is the payoff for all those years of suffering. This is the 2015 Draft Party.

Normally, the annual Draft Party is a depressing look at just how bad our beloved Oilers have been. This year, everything is different. This year, we have a new GM, a new silver fox minding the bench, and the ability to draft the best player to come out of junior since some dude named Sidney. Is this year’s party a little bit different? Hell yes. This summer has been huge for the Oilers and we needed a party to match. I think we’ve done it. 

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below



Since we’ve all spent years blindly following our beloved Oilers through the sewer, it’s nice to have some light at the end of the poo covered tunnel. If you had asked me 12 months ago, I would have told you that the idea of throwing/planning another draft party would about as enjoyable as a punch to the groin. This is not that. This is so much better than a knock to the mommy daddy button. This year we’re talking McDavid. 

Since we’re talking about McDavid we’re also talking about the need to step up what’s happening and being offered at this year’s party. After weeks of staring at birds, smashing our faces on desks, and wearing out the cork floor at Nation HQ we think we’ve come up with something special – a night to remember. 

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Think that we should have this party covered by local media for the entire world to see? Done. This year, the fine folks at Dinner Television will be broadcasting live from the Pint from the start of the event straight through until we shut ‘er down for the night. Media coverage – check. Think we need special guests at the party? We do too. As such, we’re bringing back the boys from Violent Gentlemen along with skateboarding legend Mike Vallely to hang out with you guys, and take in the festivities. Need more? How about a DJ set by the one and only DJ Suitcase to help you burn up the dance floor! 

If that’s STILL not enough for you, we’ve also got another fresh Draft Party tee, an OilersNation collectable cup, Pint GCs, Oodle Noodle GCs, a chance to win one of three Connor McDavid jerseys, and a scratch ticket going into your swag bag (you should be able to win the lottery twice don’t ya think?). 


t-shirt bigger

Since throwing a Draft Party for the sake of celebrating failure is kind of sad regardless of our handsome McDavid, we’re once again donating 100% of the proceeds to charity.  If we’re going to party for nine years of awful hockey, we may as well raise some awareness and money for a great cause. Tickets are $30 and all of the money raised will be donated to the ICCP.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

To sum it up: For each ticket you buy, you’ll get a Draft Party t-shirt (shown above), a $25 Pint GC, $20 Oodle Noodle GC, a chance at one of three Connor McDavid jerseys, and the knowledge that you’ve helped us raise money for a great causes.  We’re hoping to raise as much money as possible, so we’re asking you to abstain from buying those pogs you wanted and come to the Draft Party instead.  Over and above the free stuff, we’ve also got special guests coming, and you’ll want to meet them.

When is the party? On Friday, June 26th, at the Pint Downtown starting at 4pm. Tickets are available here and will be on sale straight through until the date of the party (or until they sell out). Before you ask, yes you will need a ticket to get in this year. Thanks so much for the support and we look forward to seeing you there.

  • hagar

    That truly is the most epicest of epic tshirts that I have ever seen!!! I don’t want one, I need to have one or I will keel over and die!! Please don’t let me die ON!! I’m too young to die!! Only you can save my life!!

  • Joe Mamma

    So let me get this straight… With the GCs, you essentially turn a 15 dollar profit, plus you get a t-shirt with Connor freakin McDavid riding a goddamn tyrannosaurus. Throw in a chance at a McDavid jersey and getting to have a brewski or seven with you jerkfaces?

    Well, I’m sold.

  • Johnnydapunk

    My goodness I’m like a tourist at times, I had to look up where the Pint is. I have like a stupid long gap where I lived overseas and Edmonton has changed a surprising amount.

    Either way, barring any rediculousness, I will be there.

    Do wonder if there will be shirts in sizes for the ones who “cast larger shadows” to put it politely 🙂 ?

  • Quicksilver ballet

    Oiler fans have had plenty of practice at getting this right. We own the patent on this special occasion.

    Everybody in place, do your jobs and don’t screw up. This kid could fulfill all of our wildest dreams.

  • hagar

    We already know the first pick…. I am beyond stoked to see what else happens!!

    I am equally as exited to see some blockbusters, as seeing mcD slip on the jersey! Come on Pc!! Make my f’ing year!

    I want two stud dman, and a shocker goalie pick up!

  • SlaveLake

    Anybody know when the draft starts ? I would like to buy tickets but work until five. Won’t be there until 5:30 or 6:00. I’ve googled the hell outta NHL draft but can’t seem to find a time. No point going if I won’t be ther in time for #1. 🙁 thanks in advance.

    • Johnnydapunk

      I’m feeling lazy to put in a clickable link, but here is the info from the BB&T Center about start times.

      Seems like it kicks off at 5 but I’m sure the fun wouldn’t begin for like an hour maybe as there is the customary boo session for Bettman, and perhaps for once he won’t get the most booing as I’m sure when Chia rock up to the mic, the hate will be happily full power.

      I’m sure it will be a good time anyways though, doubt they start right at the crack of 5