NHL Draft Lottery Tonight

Dallas Stars could win first pick in draft lottery

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Apr 29, 2013  |  Updated 12:34 PM CDT
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The NHL will determine Monday the order of this year's draft.

The National Hockey League uses a weighted system to determine the draft order and, for the first time, the NHL said all 14 clubs who failed to make this year's playoffs, which includes the Dallas Stars, will have a shot at the first pick.

"The odds of winning the lottery are unchanged from previous years and determined by the teams' regular-season point totals. The lottery-winning team will draft first overall, with the remaining 13 teams slotted in reverse order of their regular-season point totals. In previous years, the winning team could move up no more than four slots in the draft order," the NHL said in a news release Monday.

The draft lottery will take place at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network.

Based on team finish, the percentage chance of being selected in the Draft Lottery is:

  • Florida Panthers   25.0 percent
  • Colorado Avalanche  18.8 percent
  • Tampa Bay Lightning  14.2 percent
  • Nashville Predators  10.7 percent
  • Carolina Hurricanes  8.1 percent
  • Calgary Flames  6.2 percent
  • Edmonton Oilers  4.7 percent
  • Buffalo Sabres  3.6 percent
  • New Jersey Devils  2.7 percent
  • Dallas Stars  2.1 percent
  • Philadelphia Flyers  1.5 percent
  • Phoenix Coyotes  1.1 percent
  • Winnipeg Jets  0.8 percent
  • Columbus Blue Jackets  0.5 percent

The actual draft will be held on June 30, with all seven rounds being held that day.

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