Oilers win lottery, top pick

Aaron Vickers2013 Draft Center0 Comments

For the third consecutive season, the Edmonton Oilers will be drafting first overall.

The Oilers won the NHL Draft Lottery Tuesday, jumping ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who finished last in the league with 65 points.

Edmonton selected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first overall in 2011 after using the top pick to select Taylor Hall in 2010. The Oilers had an 18.8 per cent chance of winning the Lottery after finishing 29th in points.

The Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Toronto Maple Leafs round of the top-5.

The 2012 Draft will take place at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on June 22nd and 23rd.

2012 NHL Entry Draft Order:

1 – Edmonton Oilers
2 – Columbus Blue Jackets
3 – Montreal Canadiens
4 – New York Islanders
5 – Toronto Maple Leafs
6 – Anaheim Ducks
7 – Minnesota Wild
8 – Carolina Hurricanes
9 – Winnipeg Jets
10 – Tampa Bay Lightning
11 – Washington Capitals (via COL)
12 – Buffalo Sabres
13 – Dallas Stars
14 – Calgary Flames

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