The League, in cooperation with TSN, will unveil the results of the Draft Drawing live during a 30-minute program, produced and televised by TSN in Canada. The special presentation will also be simulcast on VERSUS.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will be live in TSN's studio to reveal the order of selection for the top picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft Drawing involves clubs that do not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the clubs that acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs.
Per NHL rules, 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 teams with the lowest regular-season point totals, or the clubs that acquired an eligible club's first-round draft pick. No club will 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: |
|Edmonton ||25.0% |
|Colorado ||18.8% |
|Florida ||14.2% |
|NY Islanders ||10.7% |
|Ottawa ||8.1% |
|Atlanta ||6.2% |
|Columbus ||4.7% |
|New Jersey ||3.6% |
|Boston (from TOR) ||2.7% |
|Minnesota ||2.1% |
|Colorado (conditional/optional from STL) ||1.5% |
|Carolina ||1.1% |
|Calgary ||0.8% |
|Dallas ||0.5% |
The 2011 NHL Entry Draft will take place at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The first round will take place on Friday, June 24 commencing at 7 p.m. ET and the subsequent rounds (two through seven) will begin at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, June 25.
The result of the Draft Drawing can be franchise-changing. The following is a summary of the impact on the order of selection since its introduction in 1995:
|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 |
|2009 NY Islanders ||Retained 1st selection ||C John Tavares |
|2010 Edmonton ||Retained 1st selection ||LW Taylor Hall |
* 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.