Panthers will host 2015 NHL draft

The 2015 NHL draft will be hosted by the Florida Panthers, the league announced Tuesday.

It will mark the first time since 2001 that the Panthers will host the event.

"The draft is where the future of the NHL begins to take shape, and the BB&T Center is an ideal setting in which to enjoy the excitement as we welcome our next generation of stars," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said.

The 2014 draft, scheduled for June 27-28, will be hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers.

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun contributed to this report.