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Young Hockey Fans Plant Trees During NHL Draft Festivities

June 30, 2014 By:
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These members of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation each represent a team in the NHL at a tree-planting ceremony in honor of the draft being held in Philly. Joining them (from left) are Nancy Goldenberg, chief of staff of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; Sarah Wu, policy and outreach director for the Philadelphia mayor's sustainability office; Paul Holmgren, president of the Philadelphia Flyers; Gary Bettman, National Hockey League commissioner; and Dave Scott, president of Comcast-Spectacor.

Anyone feel a draft?

The National Hockey League recently held its annual Entry Draft in Philadelphia, where days of festivities marking the honor preceded the actual event.

As part of the celebration, youngsters from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation helped plant 30 trees — one to represent each NHL team — outside the Wells Fargo Center complex. Gary Bettman, commissioner of the NHL, was among the officials in attendance.

For the Flyers, the big news was the drafting of Travis Sanheim.

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