|A look at the NHL's draft lottery selection machine.
The 2013 NHL Entry Draft takes place on Sunday, June 30 in Newark, New Jersey. But before the draft takes place, the NHL needs to determine the order in which each team will pick.
With the Draft Lottery, all 14 non-playoff teams have an opportunity to win the draw. A win now means that you can move up from any position into the coveted first-overall position.
The Oilers have a 4.7% chance of winning the draft lottery outright and gaining the first overall pick. If any team ranked eighth through 14th wins the lottery, the Oilers fall one spot to draft eighth. Otherwise, they will draft seventh.
The Draft Lottery Drawing for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft will be held Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Can't wait until then? We've created a simulator with all the actual odds built in so you can test out and see how the Oilers might do. Click the button below and try it out.
The best part about our simulator? If you don't like the result, hit refresh and try again! 2013 DRAFT DRAWING PROBABILITY CHART
|Non-Playoff Club ||Draft Pos. ||If Selected ||Chance to Win ||Chance to Drop ||Chance to Not Drop |
|Florida ||1 ||Retain 1st pick ||25.0% ||75.0% ||25.0% |
|Colorado ||2 ||2nd to 1st ||18.8% ||56.2% ||43.8% |
|Tampa Bay ||3 ||3rd to 1st ||14.2% ||42.0% ||58.0% |
|Nashville ||4 ||4th to 1st ||10.7% ||31.3% ||68.7% |
|Carolina ||5 ||5th to 1st ||8.1% ||23.2% ||76.8% |
|Calgary ||6 ||6th to 1st ||6.2% ||17.0% ||83.0% |
|Edmonton ||7 ||7th to 1st ||4.7% ||12.3% ||87.7% |
|Buffalo ||8 ||8th to 1st ||3.6% ||8.7% ||91.3% |
|New Jersey ||9 ||9th to 1st ||2.7% ||6.0% ||94.0% |
|Dallas ||10 ||10th to 1st ||2.1% ||3.9% ||96.1% |
|Philadelphia ||11 ||11th to 1st ||1.5% ||2.4% ||97.6% |
|Phoenix ||12 ||12th to 1st ||1.1% ||1.3% ||98.7% |
|Winnipeg ||13 ||13th to 1st ||0.8% ||0.5% ||99.5% |
|Columbus ||14 ||14th to 1st ||0.5% ||0.0% ||100.0% |
Winning - percentage chance of winning the Draft Drawing (see above, 'If Selected')
Dropping - percentage chance of moving down in the draft order as a result of the Draft Drawing
Not Dropping - percentage chance of not moving down in the draft order as a result of the Draft Drawing