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2017 NHL Draft Lottery To Be Held April 29

The Avalanche has the highest odds of winning the No. 1 overall pick

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

The National Hockey League announced today the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, used to determine the order of selection for the first 15 picks in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, will be held on Saturday, April 29 in Toronto. The results of the Draft Lottery will be announced shortly after 6 p.m., MT, during live coverage of the event on NBC, CBC and TVA. Coverage on CBC begins at 5:30 p.m., MT.

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NHL Releases Final Rankings For 2017 Draft

Brandon's Nolan Patrick is the top prospect, Halifax's Nico Hischier follows at No. 2

by National Hockey League / NHL.com

Forward Nolan Patrick (Winnipeg, Man.), who skates for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, has been named the top draft-eligible skater for the 2017 NHL Draft as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau today released its final rankings. Forward Nico Hischier (Naters, Switzerland), a center for the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, follows closely at No. 2.

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Avs At The 2016 NHL Draft

by Ryan Boulding / Colorado Avalanche

The 2016 NHL Draft took place in Buffalo, New York, on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25. The Colorado Avalanche had six selections to make at the seven-round event, and the organization came out the other side thoroughly pleased with the results. On Friday, the Avs chose center Tyson Jost with the 10th overall selection. On Saturday, Colorado picked left wing Cameron Morrison, defenseman Josh Anderson, goaltender Adam Werner, defenseman Nathan Werner and left wing Travis Barron.


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