NHL Draft Lottery – Open Thread

NHL Draft Lottery
Image: TSN.ca

NHL Draft Lottery
Image: TSN.ca

The Leafs will be picking first, fifth or sixth in the draft depending on the lottery result tonight. Obviously, the likelihood is that we stay put at fifth (74.7%).There’s a 17.2% chance we fall further back to sixth.

Cross every limb and hope we can overcome 91.8% worth of odds. The lottery airs tonight at 8 p.m. on TSN.

NHL Draft Lottery History

1995OttawaLos Angeles*OttawaBryan BerardAki Berg
1996OttawaOttawaOttawaChris Phillips
1997BostonBostonBostonJoe Thornton
1998Tampa BaySan Jose#Tampa BayVincent Lecavalier
1999Tampa BayChicago**AtlantaPatrik StefanPavel Brendl***
2000AtlantaNY IslandersNY IslandersRick DiPietro
2001NY IslandersAtlantaAtlantaIlya Kovalchuk
2002AtlantaFlorida^ColumbusRick Nash
2003CarolinaFlorida^^PittsburghMarc-Andre Fleury
2004PittsburghWashingtonWashingtonAlexander Ovechkin
2005Pittsburgh+PittsburghSidney Crosby
2006St. LouisSt. LouisSt. LouisErik Johnson
2007PhiladelphiaChicagoChicagoPatrick Kane
2008Tampa BayTampa BayTampa BaySteven Stamkos
2009NY IslandersNY IslandersNY IslandersJohn Tavares
2010EdmontonEdmontonEdmontonTaylor Hall
2011EdmontonNew Jersey++EdmontonRyan Nugent-HopkinsAdam Larsson

* – Los Angeles could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 7th to 3rd)

# – San Jose was selected in the 1998 drawing, but Tampa Bay held the right to swap first round picks with the Sharks and exercised that right to go to first.

** – Chicago could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 8th to 4th)

*** – NY Rangers obtained Chicago’s pick in a trade (via Vancouver and Tampa Bay). The Rangers selected RW Pavel Brendl fourth overall.

^ – Florida traded first overall pick to Columbus

^^ – Florida traded first overall pick to Pittsburgh

+ – NHL lockout cancelled 2004-05 season, all 30 teams were entered

++ – New Jersey could only move up a maximum of four spots (moved from 8th to 4th)