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NHL Draft Lottery Simulator is Back for 2012

Oilers have an 18.8% chance of getting the first pick overall but make your own luck!

Sunday, 08.04.2012 / 12:59 AM / Features
By edmontonoilers.com staff
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NHL Draft Lottery Simulator is Back for 2012
A look at the NHL's draft lottery selection machine.

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The 2012 NHL Entry Draft takes place on Friday, June 22 in Pittsburgh. But before the draft takes place, the NHL needs to determine the order in which each team will pick.
With the Draft Lottery, all 14 non-playoff teams have an opportunity to win the draw. A win means that you can move up no more than four spots. For the teams ranked fifth or higher that means a draft lottery victory ensures they will win the coveted first-overall position.

The Oilers have a 18.8% chance of winning the draft lottery outright and gaining the first overall pick. If any team ranked third through seventh wins the lottery, the Oilers fall one spot to draft third. Otherwise, they will draft second.

The Draft Lottery Drawing for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft will be held Tuesday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Can't wait until then? We've created a simulator with all the actual odds built in so you can test out and see how the Oilers might do. Click the button below and try it out.

The best part about our simulator? If you don't like the result, hit refresh and try again! 2012 DRAFT DRAWING PROBABILITY CHART


Current ------------- PERCENTAGES OF -------------
Non-Playoff Club * Draft Pos. Pts If Selected Winning Getting 1st Dropping Not Dropping
Columbus 1 65 Retain 1st pick 25.0% 48.2% 51.8% 48.2%
Edmonton 2 74 2nd to 1st 18.8% 18.8% 39.2% 60.8%
Montreal 3 78 3rd to 1st 14.2% 14.2% 29.7% 70.3%
NY Islanders 4 79 4th to 1st 10.7% 10.7% 22.6% 77.4%
Toronto 5 80 5th to 1st 8.1% 8.1% 17.2% 82.8%
Anaheim 6 80 6th to 2nd 6.2% 0.0% 13.1% 86.9%
Minnesota 7 81 7th to 3rd 4.7% 0.0% 9.9% 90.1%
Carolina 8 82 8th to 4th 3.6% 0.0% 7.4% 92.6%
Winnipeg 9 84 9th to 5th 2.7% 0.0% 5.5% 94.5%
Tampa Bay 10 84 10th to 6th 2.1% 0.0% 3.9% 96.1%
Washington (from COL) 11 88 11th to 7th 1.5% 0.0% 2.4% 97.6%
Buffalo 12 89 12th to 8th 1.1% 0.0% 1.3% 98.7%
Dallas 13 89 13th to 9th 0.8% 0.0% 0.5% 99.5%
Calgary 14 90 14th to 10th 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%

* or club acquiring non-playoff club's draft pick

Legend

Winning - percentage chance of winning the Draft Drawing (see above, 'If Selected')
Getting 1st - percentage chance of being awarded the first overall pick as a result of the Draft Drawing
Dropping - percentage chance of moving down in the draft order as a result of the Draft Drawing
Not Dropping - percentage chance of not moving down in the draft order as a result of the Draft Drawing

Summary Of Transferred Draft Picks

Colorado ato Washington: Washington traded Semyon Varlamov to the Colorado Avalanche for a first round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and a second round pick in the 2012 or 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
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