NHL Draft Lottery – Open Thread

NHL Draft Lottery – Open Thread

NHL Draft Lottery

NHL Draft Lottery

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The Leafs will be picking first, fifth or sixth in the draft depending on the lottery result tonight. Obviously, the likelihood is that we stay put at fifth (74.7%).There’s a 17.2% chance we fall further back to sixth.

Cross every limb and hope we can overcome 91.8% worth of odds. The lottery airs tonight at 8 p.m. on TSN.

NHL Draft Lottery History

1995 Ottawa Los Angeles* Ottawa Bryan Berard Aki Berg
1996 Ottawa Ottawa Ottawa Chris Phillips -
1997 Boston Boston Boston Joe Thornton -
1998 Tampa Bay San Jose# Tampa Bay Vincent Lecavalier -
1999 Tampa Bay Chicago** Atlanta Patrik Stefan Pavel Brendl***
2000 Atlanta NY Islanders NY Islanders Rick DiPietro -
2001 NY Islanders Atlanta Atlanta Ilya Kovalchuk -
2002 Atlanta Florida^ Columbus Rick Nash -
2003 Carolina Florida^^ Pittsburgh Marc-Andre Fleury -
2004 Pittsburgh Washington Washington Alexander Ovechkin -
2005 - Pittsburgh+ Pittsburgh Sidney Crosby -
2006 St. Louis St. Louis St. Louis Erik Johnson -
2007 Philadelphia Chicago Chicago Patrick Kane -
2008 Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Steven Stamkos -
2009 NY Islanders NY Islanders NY Islanders John Tavares -
2010 Edmonton Edmonton Edmonton Taylor Hall -
2011 Edmonton New Jersey++ Edmonton Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Adam Larsson
2012 Columbus - - - -

* – Los Angeles could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 7th to 3rd)

# – San Jose was selected in the 1998 drawing, but Tampa Bay held the right to swap first round picks with the Sharks and exercised that right to go to first.

** – Chicago could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 8th to 4th)

*** – NY Rangers obtained Chicago’s pick in a trade (via Vancouver and Tampa Bay). The Rangers selected RW Pavel Brendl fourth overall.

^ – Florida traded first overall pick to Columbus

^^ – Florida traded first overall pick to Pittsburgh

+ – NHL lockout cancelled 2004-05 season, all 30 teams were entered

++ – New Jersey could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 8th to 4th)