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Ducks Get 12th Pick in the Draft

Monday, 04.7.2008 / 5:25 PM PT / News
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Ducks Get 12th Pick in the Draft
The Ducks wound up with the 12th selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, after the lottery was held at the NHL's New York offices.

Teams that did not qualify for this season's Stanley Cup Playoffs, or clubs that acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff clubs, participated in the lottery. The Ducks acquired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd round selections belonging to the Edmonton Oilers as compensation for Edmonton's offseason signing of Ducks forward Dustin Penner.

Fourteen balls, numbered 1 to 14, were placed in a lottery machine. The machine expelled four balls, forming a series of numbers. The four-digit series resulting from the expulsion of the balls was matched against a probability chart that divided the possible combinations among the 14 participating clubs. The chart showed that the Lightning had been assigned the numbers (2-5-6-7) that were expelled.
 
The Draft Drawing is a weighted system to give the teams that finished with the fewest points during the regular season the greatest chance of having their combination selected. The Lightning and Kings both finished the regular season with the fewest points in the League (71).  As a result of winning fewer games (31), Tampa Bay was assigned the greatest number of combinations, representing a 25% likelihood that their combination would emerge. The Kings (32 wins) were assigned 18.8% of the combinations, followed by the Thrashers (14.2%), the Blues (10.7%) and the Islanders (8.1%). The remaining teams had the following chances: 6.2%, 4.7%, 3.6%, 2.7%, 2.1%, 1.5%, 1.1%, 0.8% and 0.5%.

The Atlanta Thrashers were chosen for the third selection, with the St. Louis Blues fourth and the New York Islanders fifth. The order of selection for the first 14 drafting positions in the first round, only, is as follows:
      1.  Tampa Bay Lightning
      2.  Los Angeles Kings
      3.  Atlanta Thrashers
      4.  St. Louis Blues
      5.  New York Islanders
      6.  Columbus Blue Jackets
      7.  Toronto Maple Leafs
      8.  Phoenix Coyotes
      9.  Nashville Predators (from Florida)
    10.  Vancouver Canucks
    11.  Chicago Blackhawks
    12.  Anaheim Ducks (from Edmonton)
    13.  Buffalo Sabres
    14.  Carolina Hurricanes

The remaining drafting positions will be determined at the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

By virtue of Edmonton's finish this season, the Ducks were in 11th position prior to the drawing and fell one position to 12th. By rule, teams could not move up more than four positions in the draft order or move down more than one position.

It's the highest pick in the draft the Ducks have had since they selected Bobby Ryan with the No. 2 overall selection in 2005.

The 2008 NHL Entry Draft will take place at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.


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