Edmonton Oilers win lottery for top pick draft pick

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 18, 2015 8:21 PM

(Reuters) - The Edmonton Oilers won the National Hockey League's draft lottery on Saturday, giving them the opportunity to select 18-year-old phenomenon Connor McDavid with the first overall pick in June's draft.

The Oilers had a 11.5 percent chance, the third best odds among the 14 non-playoff teams in the draw, at winning the weighted lottery after finishing with the third worst record in the 2014-15 regular season.

(This version of the story corrects dropped word in Edmonton odds)

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(Reporting by Cameron French in Toronto, editing by Gene Cherry)