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Scotiabank/NHL Draft Lottery to be held April 14th

by Staff
The Scotiabank/NHL Draft Lottery, to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the first round of the 2009 Entry Draft, will take place on Tuesday, April 14th. The result of the drawing, will be announced at 8:00 p.m., ET on TSN (Canada) and Versus (U.S.) as part of a 30-minute live Draft special from TSN's studios in Toronto. The Draft special will also be streamed live on

     's Composite Mock Draft
                 (Based on Mock Drafts of Holland, Roarke and Kimelman)
                 * Draft order based on current NHL Standings

1 John Tavares, C, London Knights (OHL)

2 Victor Hedman, D, Modo Hockey (Sweden)

3 Evander Kane, C, Vancouver (WHL)

4 Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, F, Timra (Sweden)

5 Jared Cowen, D, Spokane (WHL)

6 Matt Duchene, C, Brampton (OHL)

7 Simon Despres, D, Saint John (QMJHL)

8 Brayden Schenn, C, Brandon (WHL)

9 Jacob Josefson, C, Djurgarden (Sweden)

10 Jordan Schroeder, C, Minnesota (WCHA)

11 Ryan Ellis, D, Windsor (OHL)

12 Nazem Kadri, C, London (OHL)

13 Scott Glennie, RW, Brandon (WHL)

14 Carter Ashton, RW, Lethbridge (WHL)

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 in the Draft Drawing.

The Club selected in the Draft drawing may not move up more than four positions in the draft order.  Thus, the only Clubs with the opportunity to receive the first overall selection are the five Clubs with the lowest regular-season point totals (or Clubs that acquired those Clubs' first-round draft picks).  No Club can move down more than one position as a result of the Draft Drawing.

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 current percentage chance of being selected in the Draft Drawing is as follows, based on team finish:

30th - 25.0%   29th - 18.8%
28th - 14.2%   27th - 10.7%
26th - 8.1%   25th - 6.2%
24th - 4.7%   23rd - 3.6%
22nd - 2.7%   21st - 2.1%
20th - 1.5%   19th - 1.1%
18th - 0.8%   17th - 0.5%

The 2009 Entry Draft will take place at Bell Centre, in Montreal. The first round will take place June 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET and the subsequent rounds (two through seven) will begin at 10:00 a.m., June 27.
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