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Golden Knights To Pick Sixth In 2017 NHL Draft

Vegas will make its first-ever Entry Draft selection on June 23 in Chicago

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights /

VEGAS/TORONTO (April 29, 2017) - Following the results of the annual NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday, April 29 in Toronto, the Vegas Golden Knights will select sixth overall in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The 2017 NHL Draft Lottery determined the order of selection for the first 15 picks in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft. The Golden Knights will have the third pick of rounds 2-7.

2017 NHL Draft Lottery Results

15. New York Islanders

14. Tampa Bay Lightning

13. Winnipeg Jets

12. Carolina Hurricanes

11. Los Angeles Kings

10. Florida Panthers

9. Detroit Red Wings

8. Buffalo Sabres

7. Arizona Coyotes

6. Vegas Golden Knights

5. Vancouver Canucks

4. Colorado Avalanche

3. Dallas Stars

2. Philadelphia Flyers

1. New Jersey Devils

Notable Recent #6 Overall Picks:

Matthew Tkachuk, CGY, 2016

Sean Monahan, CGY, 2013

Hampus Lindholm, ANA, 2012

Mika Zibanejad, OTT, 2011

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI, 2009

Sam Gagner, EDM, 2007

Derick Brassard, CBJ, 2006


About the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery


The 2017 NHL Draft Lottery consisted of three drawings: the 1st Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting first overall, the 2nd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting second overall and the 3rd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting third overall. 


Entering the Lottery, the Vegas Golden Knights had the third best odds of winning the #1 overall pick.


The allocation of odds for the 1st Lottery Draw of the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery was as follows:


Non-Playoff Team

(Fewest Pts. to Most) Odds

Colorado Avalanche 18.0%

Vancouver Canucks 12.1%

Vegas Golden Knights* 10.3%

Arizona Coyotes 10.3%

New Jersey Devils 8.5%

Buffalo Sabres 7.6%

Detroit Red Wings 6.7%

Dallas Stars 5.8%

Florida Panthers 5.4%

Los Angeles Kings 4.5%

Carolina Hurricanes 3.2%

Winnipeg Jets 2.7%

Philadelphia Flyers 2.2%

Tampa Bay Lightning 1.8%

New York Islanders 0.9%

* Vegas assigned same lottery odds as the team finishing the regular season in 28th place


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