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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2009 NHL Draft Lottery Results

Moments ago the 2009 NHL Draft lottery was conducted in the league's New York City offices. This year's number one overall pick was awarded to Garth Snow's New York Islanders. The Islanders have drafted number one overall three other times in franchise history selecting Billy Harris (1972), Denis Potvin (1973), and Rick DiPietro (2000).

The lottery, instituted prior to the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, was designed to guard against teams throwing games down the stretch to secure draft positions. The weighted system affords weaker teams a greater likelihood of obtaining higher draft picks while allowing the possibility of a team advancing up to four spots in the selection order and falling only one. Only the league's five worst teams are eligible to win the first overall pick with the last place team having a 48.2% chance at the prize.

For the 7th time in 14 such weighted lotteries the team with the greatest percentage chance of collecting the top pick did just that. In fact no team advanced or receded in this year's draw.

1. NYI : 25.0%
2. TBL: 18.8%
3. COL: 14.2%
4. ATL: 10.7%
5. LAK: 8.1%
6. PHO: 6.2%
7. TOR: 4.7%
8. DAL: 3.6%
9. OTT: 2.7%
10. EDM: 2.1%
11. NSH: 1.5%
12. MIN: 1.1%
13. BUF: 0.8%
14. FLA: 0.5%

The remaining draft picks are ordered at the end of the playoffs. The Stanley Cup champion and runner up pick 30th and 29th respectively with the conference finalists, division winners, and wildcards teams positioned according to the relative strength of their regular season record among their subgroup.

* See also 2017 NHL Draft Lottery Results.
* See also 2016 NHL Draft Lottery Results.
* See also 2015 NHL Draft Lottery Results.
* See also 2014 NHL Draft Lottery Results.
* See also 2013 NHL Draft Lottery Results.
* See also 2012 NHL Draft Lottery Results.
* See also 2011 NHL Draft Lottery Results.
* See also 2010 NHL Draft Lottery Results.

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