Following the 2012 Scotiabank NHL® Draft Lottery, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2012 NHL Draft, Anaheim will select sixth overall in this summer's draft. The Edmonton Oilers won the lottery and were awarded the first pick for the third year in a row.
The 2012 Scotiabank NHL® Draft Lottery involved clubs that did not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs.
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.