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NHL Draft Drawing is Tuesday

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
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NEW YORK (April 12, 2010) -- The National Hockey League Draft Drawing, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, will take place Tuesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. ET. The Bruins - who acquired Toronto’s first and second round picks this year in the trade for Phil Kessel - have an 18.8% chance of landing the first overall pick and a 60.8% chance of landing either the first or second overall pick. Based on the Lottery’s rules, the lowest pick the Bruins can have is the third overall selection.

Tyler Seguin (Plymouth/ Ontario Hockey League) and Taylor Hall (Windsor/ Ontario Hockey League) are ranked the top two players in this year’s draft, according to Central Scouting. Seguin tallied 48 goals and 58 assists in 63 games for Plymouth while Hall notched 40 goals and 66 assists for Windsor.

The League, in cooperation with TSN, will unveil the results of the Draft Drawing live during a 30-minute program, 2010 LG NHL® Draft Lottery -- produced and televised by TSN in Canada. The special presentation will also be simulcast on VERSUS and streamed live on NHL.com in the U.S.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will be live in TSN’s studio to reveal the order of selection for the top picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft Drawing involves Clubs that do 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 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.

The percentage chance of a team being selected in the Draft Drawing:
Edmonton    25.0%
Boston (from TOR)    18.8%
Florida    14.2%
Columbus    10.7%
NY Islanders    8.1%
Tampa Bay    6.2%
Carolina    4.7%
Atlanta    3.6%
Minnesota    2.7%
NY Rangers    2.1%
Dallas    1.5%
Anaheim    1.1%
Phoenix (from CGY)    0.8%
St. Louis    0.5%

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The first round will take place on Friday, June 25 commencing at 4 p.m. (local time) and the subsequent rounds (two through seven) will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26.
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