Oilers win Draft Lottery, Jackets to Pick 8th

The Edmonton Oilers have won the McDavid sweepstakes.

The NHL draft lottery is in the books, with the Edmonton Oilers winning the first overall pick, where they will almost assuredly take Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters.

Going into the lottery, the Oilers had the third-best chance of winning the sweepstakes, and with their victory the first 14 picks will go in this order:

1) Edmonton Oilers

2) Buffalo Sabres

3) Arizona Coyotes

4) Toronto Maple Leafs

5) Carolina Hurricanes

6) New Jersey Devils

7) Philadelphia Flyers

8) Columbus Blue Jackets

9) San Jose Sharks

10) Colorado Avalanche

11) Florida Panthers

12) Dallas Stars

13) Los Angeles Kings

14) Boston Bruins

The Jackets will remain at eighth overall, and will be in a position to add a terrific prospect to an already deep group of young players.

Click here for my mock draft (to be updated over the next few weeks).

Click here for the final Central Scouting rankings.

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