Colorado Avalanche fans may not have had much to cheer about during the 2013 season, but tonight they can celebrate a little after receiving the first pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Draft Lottery Results


The results are in following tonight’s draft lottery. The teams not playing in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have their pick number in this year’s draft. Here’s a look at the draft order for the 2013 NHL Draft, which will be held on June 30 at the Prudential Center, the home of the New Jersey Devils.

2013 NHL Draft Order

1. Colorado Avalanche

2. Florida Panthers

3. Tampa Bay Lightning

4. Nashville Predators

5. Carolina Hurricanes

6. Calgary Flames

7. Edmonton Oilers

8. Buffalo Sabres

9. New Jersey Devils

10. Dallas Stars

11. Philadelphia Flyers

12. Phoenix Coyotes

13. Winnipeg Jets

14. Columbus Blue Jackets


**Picks 15-30 will most likely change from what they are tentatively sent at currently due to performance by teams in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.**


Defenseman Seth Jones is expected to be selected first by the Colorado Avalanche, but we’ll have to wait until June 30 in our own backyard. Get your tickets for the 2013 NHL Draft at Prudential Center today. It’s sure to be a fun seven round event. I know I’ll be there.

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