2013 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery to be held Monday

New rules enable all non-playoff teams chance to win No. 1 pick

Wednesday, 04.24.2013 / 3:03 PM NHL.com

NEW YORK/TORONTO – 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 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:

Team 1 25.0%

Team 2 18.8%

Team 3 14.2%

Team 4 10.7%

Team 5 8.1%

Team 6 6.2%

Team 7 4.7%

Team 8 3.6%

Team 9 2.7%

Team 10 2.1%

Team 11 1.5%

Team 12 1.1%

Team 13 0.8%

Team 14 0.5%

NHL DRAFT DRAWING HISTORY

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 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

* 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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