With the play-in round having come to a close on Sunday, that left a bit of housekeeping for the league to take care of, in the form of the second part of the NHL draft lottery. You may recall, during the first part, a mystery team eliminated during the play-in round won the lottery, and would be selected before the start of the first round. Which is, well, it’s right now.
And the league already strung along the drawing for like 20 minutes, so we’re not going to draw this out any longer. The winner of the 2020 NHL draft lottery is *drumroll*
The New York Rangers!
Yeah, yeah, that’s about right. Alexis Lafreniere is the presumptive first overall pick and he’s going to the Metro. Which is not great news for Flyers fans. Whomp whomp.
The order for the first 15 picks in the draft is as follows:
1. New York Rangers
5. Ottawa Senators
10. Winnipeg Jets
12. Florida Panthers
14. Edmonton Oilers
15. Pittsburgh Penguins or Minnesota Wild