Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery



The Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery is a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the Draft.

The Draft Drawing involves clubs that did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, or the clubs that acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs.

Per NHL rules, the club selected in the Draft Lottery 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 teams with the lowest regular-season point totals, or the clubs that acquired an eligible club's first-round draft pick. No club will move down more than one position as a result of the Draft Lottery.

Watch live coverage of the Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery, Tuesday on TSN at 8pm et/5pm pt.
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You can watch live coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh, Friday, June 22 on TSN at 7pm et/4pm pt and follow our live event blog on TSN.ca.

History: Draft Lottery Results since 1995

Final Draft Order

1 Columbus Blue Jackets 25.0 - 2
2 Edmonton Oilers 18.8 1 3
3 Montreal Canadiens 14.2 1 4
4 New York Islanders 10.7 1 5
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 8.1 1 6
6 Anaheim Ducks 6.2 2 7
7 Minnesota Wild 4.7 3 8
8 Carolina Hurricanes 3.6 4 9
9 Winnipeg Jets 2.7 5 10
10 Tampa Bay Lightning 2.1 6 11
11 Washington Capitals* 1.5 7 12
12 Buffalo Sabres 1.1 8 13
13 Dallas Stars 0.8 9 14
14 Calgary Flames 0.5 10 -

* - Colorado traded its 2012 first-round pick to Washington (G Semyon Varlamov from Washington to Colorado for the Avalanche's 2012 first round pick and a second round pick in either 2012 or 2013).

% OF WINNING - represents the team's chance of winning the draft lottery. If a team outside the bottom five in the standings wins, then Columbus will get the top choice, improving their odds to 48.2 percent.

HIGH - represents the highest possible position the team can get after the lottery.

LOW - represents the lowest possible position the team can get after the lottery.


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