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Oilers win lottery for 1st pick in NHL draft

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TORONTO (AP) -After finishing with a league-low 62 points, the Edmonton Oilers have won the NHL draft lottery for the first overall pick in June.

The Oilers (27-47-8) came into the annual lottery Tuesday with a 25 percent chance of securing the top pick in the June 25-26 draft. It will mark the first time Edmonton picks first.

Boston will pick second after acquiring Toronto's first-round pick in an off-season trade that sent Phil Kessel to the Maple Leafs. Florida will select third, followed by Columbus and the New York Islanders - who picked first in 2009. Tampa Bay, Carolina, Atlanta, Minnesota and the New York Rangers round out the top 10.

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