NEW YORK (April 12, 2009) -- The League will unveil the results of the Draft Drawing live during a 30-minute program produced and televised by TSN in Canada and simulcast on VERSUS in the U.S. The show also will be streamed live here on LAKings.com and TSN.ca. NHL Network will re-broadcast the Draft Drawing in the U.S. only at 9 p.m., ET.
Kings All-Time Draft Picks
Clubs that did not qualify for this season's Stanley Cup Playoffs, or clubs that acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff clubs, will participate. Under the weighted lottery system, the club with the fewest regular-season points will have the greatest chance (25%) of winning the Draft Drawing and will pick no lower than second at the 2009 Entry Draft.
The club selected in the Draft Drawing may not move up more than four positions in the draft order; the only clubs with the opportunity to receive the first overall selection are the five with the lowest regular-season point totals, or those that acquired an eligible club's first-round draft picks. No club can 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:
NY Islanders: 25.0%
Tampa Bay: 18.8%
Los Angeles: 8.1%
The 2009 NHL Entry Draft will take place at Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday, June 26 (round one) and Saturday, June 27 (rounds 2-7).
Results of Previous Draft Drawings
| 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 |
|* 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.