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NHL Draft- Do You Feel Lucky

NEW YORK (March 23, 2007)—
The National Hockey League Draft Drawing, a weighted lottery system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2007 Entry Draft, will take place Tuesday, April 10, at 12 p.m., ET, at the NHL’s New York office.

The result of the Draft Drawing, and the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2007 Entry Draft, will be announced immediately after the drawing.
Clubs that did not qualify for this season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, or clubs that acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff clubs, will participate in the Draft Drawing.
The club selected in the Draft Drawing may not move up more than four positions in the draft order. Thus the only clubs with the opportunity to receive the first overall selection are the five clubs with the lowest regular-season point totals, or those that acquired an eligible club’s first-round draft picks. No club can move down more than one position as a result of the Draft Drawing.

Under the weighted lottery system, the club with the fewest regular-season points will have the greatest chance (25%) of winning the Draft Drawing and will pick no lower than second at the 2007 Entry Draft.
The current percentage chance of being selected in the Draft Drawing is as follows, based on team finish:
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 2007 NHL Entry Draft will take place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. The first round will take place on Friday, June 22 commencing at 7 p.m. (Columbus time) and the subsequent rounds (two through seven) will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23.

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