NHL Draft lottery results 2014: Florida Panthers win, will select No. 1 overall

Joel Auerbach

The Florida Panthers will select first overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. Sorry, Buffalo.

SB Nation 2014 NHL Playoff Bracket

The Florida Panthers are the winners of the 2014 NHL Draft lottery. The team had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the event, held Tuesday night in Toronto, and the ping pong balls bounced their way. They'll select No. 1 overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, while the Buffalo Sabres fell to the No. 2 spot.

Here's the full order, as we currently know it:

30. New Jersey Devils

29-14. *playoff teams*

13. Washington Capitals
12. Phoenix Coyotes
11. Nashville Predators
10. Anaheim Ducks (pick via Ottawa)
9. Winnipeg Jets
8. Toronto Maple Leafs
7. Carolina Hurricanes
6. Vancouver Canucks
5. New York Islanders
4. Calgary Flames
3. Edmonton Oilers
2. Buffalo Sabres
1. Florida Panthers

The playoffs will determine spots 29 through 14, with the Stanley Cup champion selecting 29th. The New Jersey Devils are locked into the No. 30 selection due to the punishment handed down by the league in the Ilya Kovalchuk contract debacle.

The NHL Draft will be June 27 and 28 in Philadelphia. Aaron Ekblad of the Barrie Colts and Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs are the front-runners to be selected first overall.

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