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Sunday
Apr192015

Oilers Win NHL Draft Lottery

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- For the fourth time in the last six years, the Edmonton Oilers have the first overall pick in the NHL Draft.

The Oilers won the 2015 draft lottery in Toronto Saturday, despite having the third best odds to win the pick.

The Oilers are now expected to select center Connor McDavid, who is being called the best prospect since Sidney Crosby.

The 18-year-old McDavid scored 44 goals and dished out 76 assists in 47 games for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, this season.

The Oilers used their previous first picks on Taylor Hall (2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011), and Nail Yakupov (2012).

The Buffalo Sabres, which had the best odds at winning the Draft, will pick second, and the Arizona Coyotes will pick third.


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