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NHL draft lottery 2013: 14 teams have slim odds, high hopes for top pick

For the first time in history, all 14 non-playoff eligible teams will have a shot at the No. 1 overall selection in the NHL Draft.


The lottery for the 2013 NHL Draft will be held in Toronto on Monday night. This lottery will mark the first time that all 14 non-playoff eligible teams will have an opportunity to win the No. 1 overall selection in the draft.

While some teams have better chances than others to win the lottery, each club will be given a shot. The Florida Panthers will have the best chances, as they finished the regular season with the fewest points. The lottery is only used to determine the No. 1 overall selection. Teams can move back one position from their final standing in the event of a lottery winner other than Florida.

Here is the final standing with lottery odds included:

1. Florida Panthers 25.0%
2. Colorado Avalanche 18.8%
3. Tampa Bay Lightning 14.2%
4. Nashville Predators 10.7%
5. Carolina Hurricanes 8.1%
6. Calgary Flames 6.2%
7. Edmonton Oilers 4.7%
8. Buffalo Sabres 3.6%
9. New Jersey Devils 2.7%
10. Dallas Stars 2.1%
11. Philadelphia Flyers 1.5%
12. Phoenix Coyotes 1.1%
13. Winnipeg Jets 0.8%
14. Columbus Blue Jackets 0.5%

The lottery will be televised by TSN and will begin at 8 p.m., ET. The broadcast will be shown in the United States on NBC Sports Network.

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