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Jets odds of winning draft lottery low

Posted: 04/28/2013 9:08 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 04/28/2013 9:24 AM | Updates

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It’s a long shot of long shots – the Winnipeg Jets have a 0.8 per cent chance of landing the top pick in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.

The 2013 Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery, a weighted system that will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks, will be conducted Monday at 7 p.m. (TSN) and the Jets - who finished ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 24-21-3 record – have the second-lowest odds of all the non-playoff teams, only slightly better than the Columbus Blue Jackets at 0.5 per cent.

The draft lottery will be the first in NHL history and gives all of the 14 clubs who did not make the playoffs a chance to win the first to pick first overall. The odds of winning remain unchanged from previous years, and after the draft lottery winner is determined the remaining 13 teams will be slotted into their positions in reverse order of their regular-season point totals. Previously, the team that won the draft lottery could only move up four slots in the draft order.

The NHL released the percentages of being selected in the draft lottery early Sunday with the actual draft going June 30th in New Jersey.

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

 

Ed.tait@freepress.mb.ca 
Twitter: @WFPEdTait

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Updated on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM CDT: adds photo

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