Bruins Earn 14th Overall Selection In 2016 NHL Entry Draft
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BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins own the No. 14 overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft following the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night. The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will begin on June 24, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY.
This marks the sixth time in franchise history that the club has owned the 14th overall selection in the NHL Draft. The Bruins drafted Jake DeBrusk 14th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Stephane Quintal 14th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Normand Leveille 14th overall in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, Douglas Halward 14th overall in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft and Terry O’Reilly 14th overall in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft.
Based on having the highest point total of all non-playoff teams, the Bruins owned a 1.0% chance of winning the 2016 Draft Lottery and a 3.4% chance of securing a top-three pick.