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Flyers win the Second Overall Pick in the Draft

Club wins one of the three lottery positions in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers have won the second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft after the NHL Draft Lottery was held this evening in Toronto

The Flyers held a 2.4 percent chance of receiving the second overall selection in the draft through the weighted lottery after finishing 19th among all NHL teams this season.

They jumped ahead of 11 other teams with the lottery win and will be "on the clock" after the New Jersey Devils selects first overall on June 23 at Chicago.

This is just the second time in franchise history that the Flyers will have the No. 2 overall pick, previously selecting James van Riemsdyk in the 2007 NHL Draft.

 

Video: GM Ron Hextall on winning the #2 draft pickAdditionally, the Flyers have only had six draft picks in their history that have been in the Top 5 of a draft, with four of those six selections prior to 1991:

  1967 - 5 (Serge Bernier)

  1975 - 1 (Mel Bridgeman)

  1982 - 4 (Ron Sutter)

  1990 - 4 (Mike Ricci)

  2002 - 4 (Joni Pitkanen)

  2007 - 2 (James van Riemsdyk)

 

To get a head start on which player the Flyers could be choosing, check out the latest NHL's Central Scouting Report 

 For a look into every draft pick in Flyers History, Click HERE

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