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Colorado Avalanche Win The NHL Draft Lottery

The Colorado Avalanche moved up one spot in the NHL Draft Lottery and will have the #1 pick this year.

Here is the complete list with the percentage the team had of winning the lottery.

Colorado Avalanche - 18.8%
Florida Panthers - 25.0%
Tampa Bay Lightning - 14.2%
Nashville Predators - 10.7%
Carolina Hurricanes - 8.1%
Calgary Flames - 6.2%
Edmonton Oilers - 4.7%
Buffalo Sabres - 3.6%
New Jersey Devils - 2.7%
Dallas Stars - 2.1%
Philadelphia Flyers - 1.5%
Phoenix Coyotes - 1.1%
Winnipeg Jets - 0.8%
Columbus Blue Jackets - 0.5%

added 9:16pm, NHL press release on the NHL Draft Lottery is below...

NEW YORK (April 29, 2013) -- The Colorado Avalanche won the 2013 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery™ today and earned the first drafting position for the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft.  

The Avalanche, who would have picked second based on inverse order of regular-season finish, had the second-greatest percentage likelihood, 18.8%, that one of the numbered sequences assigned to them would be the winning combination. Per the new CBA, this was the first NHL Draft Lottery in which each participating team had the opportunity to win the first overall selection.

This is the first time in franchise history Colorado has won the NHL Draft Lottery. Before the Lottery was implemented, the Avalanche franchise has selected first overall three times in previous drafts. With those picks, the team selected Mats Sundin (1989), Owen Nolan (1990) and Eric Lindros (1991).
 
The Florida Panthers, who would have picked first, now own the second overall selection. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes own the third, fourth and fifth drafting positions, respectively, in the first round.
 
The order of selection for the first 14 drafting positions in the first round, only, of the 2013 NHL Draft:
 
      1.  Colorado Avalanche
      2.  Florida Panthers
      3.  Tampa Bay Lightning
      4.  Nashville Predators
      5.  Carolina Hurricanes
      6.  Calgary Flames
      7.  Edmonton Oilers
      8.  Buffalo Sabres
      9.  New Jersey Devils
    10.  Dallas Stars
    11.  Philadelphia Flyers
    12.  Phoenix Coyotes
    13.  Winnipeg Jets
    14.  Columbus Blue Jackets

The remaining positions are determined by the results of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
 
The drawing was conducted at the NHL’s New York office and the results were shown live during a 30-minute program produced and televised by TSN in Canada and simulcast on NBC Sports Network in the U.S.  The program was shown live on TSN Mobile TV, aired live on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto and on demand on TSN.ca.

Fourteen balls, numbered 1 to 14, were placed in a lottery machine. The machine expelled four balls, forming a series of numbers. The four-digit series resulting from the expulsion of the balls was matched against a probability chart that divided the possible combinations among the 14 participating clubs. The chart showed that the Avalanche had been assigned the numbers (3-5-8-11) that were expelled.
 
The 2013 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery is a weighted system to give the teams that finished with the fewest points during the regular season the greatest chance of having their combination selected. The Panthers finished the regular season with the fewest points in the League (36) and were assigned the greatest number of combinations, representing a 25% likelihood that their combination would emerge. Colorado was assigned 18.8% of the combinations, followed by Tampa Bay (14.2%), Nashville (10.7%) and Carolina (8.1%).  The remaining teams had the following chances: 6.2%, 4.7%, 3.6%, 2.7%, 2.1%, 1.5%, 1.1%, 0.8% and 0.5%.
 
The 2013 NHL Draft will take place at Prudential Center in Newark.  All seven rounds of the Draft will take place Sunday, June 30th starting at 3 p.m. ET. TSN will televise the Draft live in Canada and RDS will present exclusive French-language coverage. In the U.S., NBC Sports Network presents live coverage starting at 3 p.m. ET, while NHL Network in the U.S. continues live coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET.


Results of Previous Draft Drawings


 
Year        Selected        Effect on Draft Order        Player Selected
1995        Los Angeles        Moved from 7th to 3rd        D Aki Berg
1996        Ottawa        Retained 1st selection        D Chris Phillips
1997        Boston        Retained 1st selection        C Joe Thornton
1998        Tampa Bay        Moved from 3rd to 1st via trades        C Vincent Lecavalier
1999        Chicago        Moved from 8th to 4th        RW Pavel Brendl *
2000        NY Islanders        Moved from 5th to 1st        G Rick DiPietro
2001        Atlanta        Moved from 3rd to 1st        LW Ilya Kovalchuk
2002        Florida        Moved from 3rd to 1st        LW Rick Nash **
2003        Florida        Moved from 4th to 1st        G Marc-Andre Fleury ***
2004        Washington        Moved from 3rd to 1st        LW Alex Ovechkin
2005        Pittsburgh        n/a        C Sidney Crosby
2006        St. Louis        Retained 1st selection        D Erik Johnson
2007        Chicago        Moved from 5th to 1st        RW Patrick Kane
2008        Tampa Bay        Retained 1st selection        C Steven Stamkos
2009        NY Islanders        Retained 1st selection        C John Tavares
2010        Edmonton        Retained 1st selection        LW Taylor Hall
2011        New Jersey        Moved from 8th to 4th        D Adam Larsson
2012        Edmonton        Moved from 2nd to 1st        RW Nail Yakupov
2013        Colorado        Moved from 2nd to 1st
 
* NY Rangers obtained Chicago's pick in a trade (via Vancouver and Tampa Bay). The Rangers selected RW Pavel Brendl fourth overall.
 
** Columbus obtained Florida's pick in a trade. The Blue Jackets selected LW Rick Nash first overall.
 
*** Pittsburgh obtained Florida's pick in a trade. The Penguins selected G Marc-Andre Fleury first overall.


For more historical information and past draft selections, visit www.nhl.com/draft.

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SYF's avatar

Seth Jones should pull a Lindros on Draft Day.  [snickers]

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/29/13 at 08:44 PM ET

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The nhl really needs to find some way to make the draft just a little, tiny bit compelling. The presentation is just absolutely awful.

Posted by Garth on 04/29/13 at 08:59 PM ET

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Could be worse, he grew up in Denver and was an Avs fan.

Posted by Django on 04/29/13 at 09:13 PM ET

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Posted by Django on 04/29/13 at 09:13 PM ET

Then he won’t be disappointed…

 

Posted by Garth on 04/29/13 at 09:15 PM ET

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Could be worse, he grew up in Denver and was an Avs fan.

Posted by Django on 04/29/13 at 09:13 PM ET

If I recall correctly, both Duchene and Landeskog were also huge Avs fans growing up. It would be crazy to grow up cheering for a team and then be a Top 3 pick for them.

Posted by BrendonR on 04/29/13 at 09:15 PM ET

Primis's avatar

The nhl really needs to find some way to make the draft just a little, tiny bit compelling. The presentation is just absolutely awful.

Posted by Garth on 04/29/13 at 08:59 PM ET

Draw two teams.

They play a single game, playoff rules (endless sudden death OT).  Team with the better record gets to play at home.  Winner gets 1st overall.  Televise it nationally, and sell it 100% separately from the restr fo the package, to let FOX, ESPN, and others fight over it.

Don’t tell me you wouldn’t watch it.  Everyone would.

Posted by Primis on 04/29/13 at 09:41 PM ET

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Don’t tell me you wouldn’t watch it.

I definitely would watch that, though I was mostly just talking about the fact that they don’t actually show the draft lottery on the Draft Lottery Show.

Posted by Garth on 04/29/13 at 10:11 PM ET

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I definitely would watch that, though I was mostly just talking about the fact that they don’t actually show the draft lottery on the Draft Lottery Show.

Posted by Garth on 04/29/13 at 10:11 PM ET

But if they show everything then they can’t rig the draw when they want to like they did with PIT and CHI.

Posted by Primis on 04/29/13 at 10:29 PM ET

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.....the second coming of the avalanche won’t be a gift laid at the doorstep of denver…..it will come from years of putrid hockey, ala chicago and pittsburgh…..just as we told them it would happen…...right now the avs are fighting with tractor pulls and mma extravaganzas for the entertainment dollar…..

...just a couple more years, and the hubris will be expunged…..but not just yet…..

Posted by dingus from the salty great lake on 04/29/13 at 11:36 PM ET

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