April 29 saw the 2013 NHL Draft Lottery take place, which would decide the draft order from 1 to 14 in the upcoming draft, decided by the 14 teams that did not make the Stanley Cup playoffs.
This was the order of placing, and their odds going into the lottery.
|Rank||Team||% of Winning||Points|
|3||Tampa Bay Lightning||14.2||40|
|9||New Jersey Devils||2.7||48|
|14||Columbus Blue Jackets||0.5||55|
The lottery results however, showed a slightly different story. They showed that being the worst team in the NHL, doesn’t necessarily grant you the First Overall Pick, as the Colorado Avalanche move up from 2 to 1, at the expense of the Florida Panthers, who take the 2 spot. Otherwise, there was a status quo with all other positions, meaning the draft order for the first 14 picks in the draft at the moment, are as follows:
|3||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|9||New Jersey Devils|
|14||Columbus Blue Jackets|
The 2013 NHL Draft will be held Sunday June 30.