MN Wild to Pick #7
The Minnesota Wild did not win the NHL draft lottery Tuesday night. Edmonton won the lottery for a 3rd straight season. The Wild had a 4.7% chance of moving up to as high as #3 in the NHL draft. The draft is considered defenseman heavy in the top ten of the first round.
Edmonton wins the NHL draft lottery for a 3rd straight year. Russian-born forward Nail Yakupov is the consensus top overall pick.
The Wild were 35-36-11 in 2011-2012. The NHL draft will take place in Pittsburgh on June 22.