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Edmonton Oilers win NHL draft lottery; Ducks will draft 12th

April 13, 2010 |  7:02 pm

The odds favored the Edmonton Oilers, who won the weighted lottery to pick first in the NHL entry draft, which will be held June 25-26 at Staples Center.

The Oilers, who had the league's worst record this season, had a 25% chance of winning the No. 1 pick outright and that's what happened. None of the other bottom-five teams moved up, so the draft order will be:

1) Edmonton

2) Boston (from Toronto)

3) Florida

4) Columbus

5) New York Islanders.

The Ducks will draft 12th.

Center Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League was rated the top pick by the Central Scouting Bureau, followed closely by Windsor left wing Tyler Hall. The draft is considered to be deep through the first 10 positions, with a drop-off after that.

--Helene Elliott

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