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Wild to pick 12th overall in 2019 NHL Entry Draft

Minnesota moves back one spot in draft lottery Tuesday in Toronto

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The Minnesota Wild will pick 12th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, it was determined at Tuesday's NHL Draft Lottery in Toronto.

After finishing the regular season with 83 points, the Wild entered the lottery with a 9.8 percent chance to move up into one of the top three selection spots. Minnesota had a 69.6 percent chance of drafting 11th overall.

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The Wild has drafted 12th overall once before, selecting defenseman A.J. Thelen in 2004. Previous prominent 12th overall picks include Dave Gagner, Gary Roberts, Marian Hossa, Alex Tanguay, Ryan McDonagh, Tyler Myers, Cam Fowler and Max Domi.

The New Jersey Devils landed the No. 1 overall pick. The New York Rangers won the No. 2 pick, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved up to win the No. 3 selection, pushing Minnesota back a spot.

The 15 NHL teams that did not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs participated in the lottery.

For the fourth straight year, the lottery assigned the top three picks in the first round. Three draws were held: the first determined the No. 1 pick, the second determined the No. 2 pick, and the third determined the No. 3 pick.

Picks 4-15 were assigned in reverse order of standings from this season.


1. New Jersey Devils

2. New York Rangers

3. Chicago Blackhawks

4. Colorado Avalanche (from the Ottawa Senators)

5. Los Angeles Kings

6. Detroit Red Wings

7. Buffalo Sabres

8. Edmonton Oilers

9. Anaheim Ducks

10. Vancouver Canucks

11. Philadelphia Flyers

12. Minnesota Wild

13. Florida Panthers

14. Arizona Coyotes

15. Montreal Canadiens

Picks 16-31 will be determined after the results of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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