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Panthers to Pick 10th Overall at 2007 NHL Entry Draft

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – After completion of the National Hockey League Draft drawing today, the Florida Panthers will select tenth overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft to be held at Nationwide Arena on June 22 and 23. The first round will commence on Friday, June 22 and will be broadcast live on VERSUS at 7 p.m. The Panthers will make their selection during the first hour of the draft.

The order of selection for the first 14 drafting positions in the first round, only, of the 2007 Entry Draft is as follows:

1. Chicago Blackhawks
2.Philadelphia Flyers
3. Phoenix Coyotes
4. Los Angeles Kings
5. Washington Capitals
6. Edmonton Oilers
7. Columbus Blue Jackets
8. Boston Bruins
9.St. Louis Blues
10. Florida Panthers
11. Carolina Hurricanes
12. Montreal Canadiens
13. Toronto Maple Leafs
14. Colorado Avalanche

The Draft Drawing is a weighted system to give the teams that finished with the fewest points during the regular season the greatest chance of having their combination selected. The Flyers, who finished the regular season with the fewest points (56), were assigned the greatest number of combinations, representing a 25% likelihood that their combination would emerge. The Coyotes were assigned 18.8% of the combinations, followed by the Kings (14.2%), the Capitals (10.7%) and the Blackhawks (8.1%). The remaining teams had the following chances: 6.2%, 4.7%, 3.6%, 2.7%, 2.1%, 1.5%, 1.1%, 0.8% and 0.5%.
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