The NHL Draft lottery determined today that the Florida Panthers will retain the 11th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. The draft will be held at BB&T Center in Sunrise on June 26-27.
In addition to selecting 11th overall, the Panthers own two third-round selections, a fourth-round choice, two fifth-round selections, a sixth-round choice and two seventh-round choices.
The NHL announced changes to the draft lottery format in August which included adjusting the odds of winning the first pick. The 10 highest-finishing non-playoff qualifying teams received higher (better) draft lottery odds than they had previously; the four lowest-finishing teams received lower (worse) odds.
The lottery machine randomly selected four balls. The resulting four-number series (without regard to selection order) was matched against a chart that showed all possible combinations and the team to which each was assigned.