It’s here, the NHL Entry Draft lottery selection. The Boston Bruins have a 60.8% chance of landing either the first or second overall pick — and can finish now lower than with the third overall selection.
Although Phil Kessel netted another 30-goal season, this draft pick is a future franchise player who is expected to make an immediate impact on next year’s Boston Bruins’ squad.
Here are the odds; by the numbers. Announcements are live tomorrow, Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. EST on Versus (HD). Per NHL rules, the franchise selected in the lottery may not move up more than four positions in the draft order — so the five teams with the lowest points totals have a chance to land the first overall selection.
Bruins (TOR): 18.8%
Blue Jackets: 10.7%
Coyotes (CGY): 0.8%
The first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft will take place on Friday, June 25 at 4 p.m. (local time) at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. Rounds two through seven will take place the following day, Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m.