So by now you know the first overall pick would be awarded to one of the teams that failed to qualify for the NHL playoffs. Meaning one of the teams that was eliminated during the qualifying series would have the chance to draft Alexis Lafreniere, the top prospect in this years NHL Draft class.
Well, tonight was the night and we now know where he more than likely will be spending his NHL career…The New York Rangers had the lucky lottery ball and barring a major trade they will be picking first in this years draft. As a Flyers fan it sucks Lafreniere will be in the division but i’m just glad he’s not gonna end up on the Penguins that was literally my biggest fear.
Lottery Ball Image-TSN Twitter