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Jets to pick 13th in 2017 NHL Draft

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets have been awarded the 13th overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, slipping one spot from No. 12, following the results of Saturday's draft lottery.

The Jets had a 2.7 per cent chance of landing the first pick and a 76.4 per cent chance of staying put at No. 12, but their 14.3 per cent odds of moving back one spot became a reality when NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly revealed the Winnipeg logo live on Hockey Night in Canada.

The New Jersey Devils, who had an 8.5 per cent shot at the top pick, won the lottery and will select first on June 23 in Chicago.

The Philadelphia Flyers (2, all the way up from 13) and the Dallas Stars (3 from 8) were the other two winners on the night, bumping the last-place Colorado Avalanche, the Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights back the maximum three spots in the selection order.

The order of selection for the first 15 drafting positions in the first round, only, is as follows:

1. New Jersey
2. Philadelphia
3. Dallas
4. Colorado
5. Vancouver
6. Vegas
7. Arizona
8. Buffalo
9. Detroit
10. Florida
11. Los Angeles
12. Carolina
13. Winnipeg
14. Tampa Bay
15. New York Islanders

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