Flyers awarded 11th pick in the NHL draft

Flyers awarded 11th pick in the NHL draft

April 29, 2013, 9:00 pm
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The Flyers will pick 11th in June's NHL Draft in Newark, N.J. (USA Today Images)

Nothing changes for the Flyers in the NHL draft. They entered Monday's lottery at No. 11 and stayed there.

Colorado upset the Florida Panthers and won the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The Avs had an 18.8 percent chance vs. the Panthers, who had a 25 percent chance and lost the top pick.

The Flyers, who finished 10th in the Eastern Conference, had a 1.5 percent chance of drawing the ball for the top pick in the draft.

As projected, the Flyers will pick 11th.

Defenseman Seth Jones, who grew up playing hockey in Denver, is the consensus best player in the draft.

Based on each team's finish, the percentages to get the No. 1 pick in the draft were:

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

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