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NHL Draft Lottery to take place on April 29th, will air on TSN, NBCSN

From the NHL:

2013 SCOTIABANK NHL DRAFT LOTTERY™ TO BE CONDUCTED MONDAY, APRIL 29 Special Results Show Produced By TSN and Brought to Fans by Returning Sponsor Scotiabank;

New NHL Draft Lottery Rules Enable All Non-Playoff Teams to Win No. 1 Pick

NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 24, 2013) – The 2013 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery™, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2013 NHL Draft™, will take place Monday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The League, in cooperation with TSN, will announce the results of the Draft Lottery live during a 30-minute program produced and televised by TSN in Canada. The special presentation also will air in the U.S. on NBC Sports Network and will re-air on NHL Network™ U.S. at 9:00 p.m. ET.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will be in TSN’s studio in Toronto to reveal the order of selection for the top picks in the 2013 NHL Draft. The 2013 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery will be the first in NHL history in which all 14 clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup® Playoffs -- or the clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff teams -- will have a chance at winning the right to the first overall selection.

The odds of winning the lottery are unchanged from previous years and determined by the teams’ regular-season point totals. The lottery-winning team will draft first overall, with the remaining 13 teams slotted in reverse order of their regular-season point totals. In previous years, the winning team could move up no more than four slots in the draft order.

Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting minor league hockey through the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program, which reaches more than 4,500 minor teams and leagues across Canada.  Through its sponsorship of the 2013 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery™, Scotiabank continues to demonstrate its commitment to hockey families as players transition to the professional level.

Earlier today, the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau released the top ranked players for the 2013 NHL Draft.  Defenseman Seth Jones of the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks and Aleksander Barkov of Finland’s Tappara have been named the top 2013 draft-eligible skaters from North America and Europe, respectively. Full rankings and past draft selections can be found at http://www.nhl.com/draft


The 2013 NHL Draft will be held Sunday, June 30, with all seven rounds being conducted on the same day for the first time since 2006. As previously announced, the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center will host the event.

Based on team finish, the percentage chance of being selected in the Draft Lottery is:

30th              25.0%
29th              18.8%
28th              14.2%
27th              10.7%
26th              8.1%
25th              6.2%
24th              4.7%
23rd          3.6%
22nd          2.7%
21st          2.1%
20th          1.5%
19th          1.1%
18th          0.8%
17th          0.5%


The following is a summary of the impact on the order of selection since its introduction in 1995:

Year    Selected        Effect on Draft Order        Player Selected
1995    Los Angeles    Moved from 7th to 3rd        Aki Berg
1996    Ottawa          Retained 1st selection        Chris Phillips
1997    Boston          Retained 1st selection        Joe Thornton
1998    Tampa Bay      Moved from 3rd to 1st via trades  C Vincent
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

* 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.

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