Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 4/29/13
On Monday evening, the fourteen teams who did not qualify for the NHL playoffs were placed in a lottery to determine the draft order in the 2013 NHL Draft. While the Edmonton Oilers have won the lottery each of the last three years, it was the Colorado Avalanche who won it this year, meaning they will have the first overall selection in the upcoming draft. The Florida Panthers, who had the worst record in the league and had the best odds to pick first, will pick second. From three to fourteen, the draft order matched the order that the teams finished in during the regular season. NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings last week and Seth Jones, the Portland Winterhawks defenseman, still topped the list of North American skaters while Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, forwards for the Halifax Mooseheads, finished two and three, respectively. It’s widely believed that the Avalanche will select Jones with their pick, but it won’t be definitive until the draft takes place in Newark. On the international side, Aleksander Barkov of Finland finished as the top ranked international skater in this draft with Valeri Nichushkin of Russia and Elias Lindholm of Sweden rounding out the top three.  Jones would be a great addition to a Colorado defensive corps which finished fourth-worst in goals allowed with 150 this past season. He is a physical two-way defenseman who was a part of this past year’s Team USA World Junior Championship squad that brought home the gold medal from Ufa, Russia. Jones tallied 14 goals and 56 points this past campaign and has helped lead Portland to the Western Hockey League finals, where they are set to take on the winner of the series between Edmonton and Calgary.  Here are the results of the draft lottery. The last sixteen spots will go by which teams are eliminated from the playoffs: 1. Colorado 2. Florida 3. Tampa Bay 4. Nashville 5. Carolina 6. Calgary 7. Edmonton 8. Buffalo 9. New Jersey 10. Dallas 11. Philadelphia 12. Phoenix 13. Winnipeg 14. Columbus [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Adrian Peterson accused of fathering another child out of wedlock

Robert Griffin III liked fan’s Instagram post trashing Redskins

Report: Tom Brady may have been ‘open’ to one-game suspension

Fenway Park staff reportedly confiscating Don Orsillo signs

Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer betting on himself

Titans' Marcus Mariota: ‘Statistics don’t matter to me’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

FSU names Everett Golson starting QB for 2015

UCLA's Adams arrested for suspicion of felony robbery

AJ Green heading for contract stalemate with Bengals?

Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

Herschel Walker supports Trump’s candidacy for president

WATCH: Kevin Kiermaier robs Manny Machado home run shot

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Caroline Wozniacki smoking on cover of ‘Rhapsody’ magazine

Could Robert Griffin III be the NFL’s next Steve Young?

Spurrier: SEC fans right to be upset with Ohio State's schedule

Report: 'Deranged' fan shot outside WWE building

Report: Brady convinced Harbaugh to return to Michigan

Ronda Rousey gets Venice mural from artist Jonas Never

Redskins TE wants to know who's leaking stories to ESPN

WWE superstar's girlfriend fired over Nazi Instagram posts

Madison Bumgarner has once again put Giants on his back

Following Arrieta’s no-hitter, Cubs hit the road in pajamas

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker