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2012 NHL DRAFT DRAWING TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY, APRIL 10

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2012 NHL DRAFT DRAWING TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY, APRIL 10
2012 NHL DRAFT DRAWING TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY, APRIL 10

NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 6, 2012) – The National Hockey League Draft Drawing, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2012 NHL Draft, will take place Tuesday, April 10, at 8 p.m. ET.

The League, in cooperation with TSN, will announce the results of the Draft Drawing live during a 30-minute program, produced and televised by TSN in Canada. The special presentation will also air in the U.S. on NBC Sports Network.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will be in TSN’s studio to reveal the order of selection for the top picks in the 2012 NHL Draft. The Draft Drawing involves clubs that do not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs.

Per NHL rules, 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 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 Drawing.

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

30th place team - 25.0%

29th place team - 18.8%

28th place team - 14.2%

27th place team - 10.7%

26th place team - 8.1%

25th place team - 6.2%

24th place team - 4.7%

23rd place team - 3.6%

22nd place team - 2.7%

21st place team - 2.1%

20th place team - 1.5%

19th place team - 1.1%

18th place team - 0.8%

17th place team - 0.5%

The 2012 NHL Draft will take place at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The first round will take place on Friday, June 22 commencing at 7 p.m. ET and the subsequent rounds (two through seven) will begin at 10 a.m. ET Saturday, June 23.

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


NHL DRAFT DRAWING HISTORY

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

* 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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