Maple Leafs win Draft Lottery

Aaron Vickers2016 Draft Center

The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the clock.

The Maple Leafs won the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday, and will have the first pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Toronto had a 20.0 percent chance of winning Saturday’s lottery, which will give them the first overall pick, and first crack at their choice of player in the draft.

The draft will be held June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY.

A weighted system was used to determine the order for the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft. The lottery will assign the top three picks of this year’s draft.

Under the new system, three draws were held. The first draw, won by Toronto, determined the first overall pick. The second draw, won by Winnipeg Jets, determined the second overall pick. The third draw, won by Columbus Blue Jackets, determined the third overall pick.

The 11 remaining teams are assigned draft positions based on inverse order of the regular season standings.

The order of the 2016 NHL Draft is as follows:

14 – Boston Bruins
13 – Carolina Hurricanes
12 – Ottawa Senators
11 – New Jersey Devils
10 – Colorado Avalanche
9 – Montreal Canadiens
8 – Buffalo Sabres
7 – Arizona Coyotes
6 – Calgary Flames
5 – Vancouver Canucks
4 – Edmonton Oilers
3 – Columbus Blue Jackets
2 – Winnipeg Jets
1 – Toronto Maple Leafs