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02/28/2018 11:30 EST | Updated 02/28/2018 12:44 EST

Vancouver Canucks to host 2019 NHL draft as part of 50th anniversary celebration

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks will host the 2019 NHL draft.

The NHL, Canucks and City of Vancouver announced today that the draft will be part of the Canucks' 50th anniversary celebration.

The draft will be held over two days, with the first round on June 21 and rounds two through seven on June 22.

"Returning the Draft to Vancouver allows the entire NHL family to meaningfully participate in a highlight of the Canucks' 50-year anniversary celebration," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a release. "The 2019 NHL Draft will provide another memorable moment for the Canucks and their fans while shining the spotlight on one of the world's most scenic cities and serving as the starting point for so many NHL careers."

Vancouver previously hosted the draft in 1990 and 2006.