Oilers Win 2015 Draft Lottery, Buffalo to Pick 2nd 

The Edmonton Oilers will pick 1st overall for the fourth time in six years at the NHL Entry Draft this coming June in Florida. General manager Craig MacTavish gave it “zero chance” that the team trades the pick, meaning that phenom Connor McDavid will more than likely be wearing Edmonton’s blue and orange next season. 

This draft lottery was one of the most anticipated lotteries of all time, with not one, but two generational talents in the mix. Connor McDavid from the OHL, and Jack Eichel from the NCAA are up for grabs in the draft, and Edmonton and Buffalo appear to be the lucky teams. McDavid had 120 points in 47 games for Erie this season, whereas Crosby (QMJHL) had 168 in 62 games in his draft year. Eichel played for Boston University this past season, tallying 71 points in 40 games. Both players have a very good chance of playing in the NHL for the 2015-2016 season. 

The official draft order is as follows. See you on June 26th for the big day. 

1. Edmonton Oilers

2. Buffalo Sabres

3. Arizona Coyotes

4. Toronto Maple Leafs

5. Carolina Hurricanes

6. New Jersey Devils

7. Philadelphia Flyers

8. Columbus Blue Jackets

9. San Jose Sharks

10. Colorado Avalanche 

11. Florida Panthers

12. Dallas Stars 

13. Los Angeles Kings

14. Boston Bruins 

Picks #15-30 to be determined once the playoffs are over. 

-Kevin, @TheNHLFiles


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Posted on April 19, 2015, in Buf. Sabres, Draft 2015, Edm. Oilers, NHL and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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