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Taylor Hall says he's 'lottery ball specialist' after Devils win top pick

Forward jokes about again being on team with No. 1 selection in NHL Draft

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New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall is an incredibly lucky guy, and he's aware of it.

After the Devils won the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday, the third time in seven seasons Hall's team at the time has done so, he called himself an "NHL lottery ball specialist" on Twitter.

Tweet from @hallsy09: Officially adding "NHL lottery ball specialist" to my hockey resume.

Hall was selected by the Edmonton Oilers at No. 1 in the 2010 NHL Draft. During his six seasons in Edmonton, the Oilers won the Draft Lottery twice (2012, 2015) and picked first three times. 

Hall was traded to New Jersey on June 29 for defenseman Adam Larsson, who was New Jersey's top pick the only other time it won the Draft Lottery. The Devils could only move up four spots, from No. 8 to No. 4, and took Larsson with that pick in 2011, when Edmonton selected first.

While Hall was taking credit for New Jersey winning the No. 1 pick, teammate Adam Henrique gave some to the tie Devils general manager Ray Shero was wearing at the event in Toronto.

Tweet from @AdamHenrique: Great work Ray! #luckytie?

The 2017 NHL Draft will be June 23-24 at United Center in Chicago.

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