Monday, April 12, 2010

NHL Draft Lottery Drawing on Tuesday Night

For the 14 non-playoff teams in the National Hockey League. The 1st big part of the off-season will come on Tuesday Night as the Dallas Stars will be hoping to get the highest draft pick possible as the Dallas Stars will look to get one of the big names in this year's NHL Draft. 13 other teams will be dreaming of players like Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin and Calvin Pickard as they fate will come on a ping pong ball to determine the 1st 14 picks in June's draft which will be taking place in Los Angeles.

From the Dallas Stars Website:

The Dallas Stars will participate in the National Hockey League Draft Drawing on April 13 at 7:00 PM CT. This is a weighted system to determine the order of selection for first 14 picks of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The League, in corporation with TSN, will unveil the results of the Draft Drawing live during a 30 minute program. The Draft Lottery will be produced and televised by TSN in Canada. The special presentation will also simulcast on Versus and streamed live on the NHL Website in both the U.S.A. & Canada.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will be live in TSN's Studio to reveal the selection of the top picks in 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The draft drawing involves teams that did not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the clubs that acquired the first-round drafting positions on those non-playoff clubs.

Per NHL rules, the club selected in the Draft Drawing may not move up more then 4 positions in the Draft Order. Thus the clubs with the opportunity to receive the first overall selections are five teams with the lowest regular season point totals, or the clubs that acquired an eligible team's first round draft picks. No Club will move down more then one position as a result of the draft drawing.

Dallas is currently slotted in the 11th spot in the draft and would move up to the 7th pick, should the Stars win the draft lottery.

Here's the percentage chance of a team being selected in the Draft Drawing.

Edmonton Oilers 25%

Boston Bruins (From TOR) 18.2%

Florida Panthers 14.2%

Columbus Blue Jackets 10.7%

NY Islanders 8.1%

Tampa Bay Lighting 6.2%

Carolina Hurricanes 4.7%

Atlanta Thrashers 3.6%

Minnesota Wild 2.7%

NY Rangers 2.1%

Dallas Stars 1.5%

Anaheim Ducks 1.1%

Phoenix Coyotes (From CGY) 0.8%

St. Louis Blues 0.5%

Teams in Blue have a chance of getting the #1 Overall Draft Pick.

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft will take place at Staples Center in Los Angles. The first round will be taking place on Friday June 25, starting at 6:00 PM. And the rest of the draft (Rounds 2-7) will begin on Saturday June 26.

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