Blues Will Draft Fourth in 2008 NHL Draft

McCarthy, MacInnis to represent Blues at tonight's lottery

Monday, 04.7.2008 / 7:23 PM CT / St Louis Blues - News
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Blues Will Draft Fourth in 2008 NHL Draft
UPDATE: In Monday night's draft lottery, the Blues received the No. 4 overall pick in the upcoming 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Blues odds of winning the first overall pick were 10.7 percent. Tampa Bay received the No. 1 overall pick.

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Vice Chairman Mike McCarthy and Vice President of Hockey Operations Al MacInnis will represent the club this evening when the National Hockey League draws the order for this year’s draft. The Blues have a 10.7% chance of winning the 1st overall selection.

The NHL Draft Drawing is a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and will take place Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. St. Louis time at the NHL’s New York City office.

The League, in cooperation with TSN, further announced that the results of the Draft Drawing will be televised live by TSN in Canada; VERSUS in the U.S.; and NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada. Furthermore, the results will be streamed live on stlouisblues.com, NHL.com and TSN.ca and broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio.

The 30-minute, live program – titled “Scotiabank NHL Draft Lottery” – will begin at 7 p.m. and will originate from the NHL on TSN studios in Toronto. TSN’s James Duthie will host the program, with Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie and analyst Mike Milbury.

The Draft Drawing involves Clubs that do not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the Clubs that acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs.

Per NHL rules, the club selected in the Draft Drawing may not move up more than four positions in the draft order. Thus, the only Clubs with the opportunity to receive the first overall selection are the five teams with the lowest regular-season point totals, or the Clubs that acquired an eligible Club’s first-round draft pick. No club will move down more than one position as a result of the Draft Drawing. Therefore, the Blues will pick 1st, 4th or 5th at this year’s draft.

Under the weighted system, the club with the fewest regular-season points will have the greatest chance (25%) of winning the Draft Drawing and will pick no lower than second. Based on team finish, the percentage chance of being selected in the Draft Drawing is:

Tampa Bay - 25%
Los Angeles - 18.8%
Atlanta - 14.2%
St. Louis - 10.7%

N.Y. Islanders - 8.1%
Columbus - 6.2%
Toronto - 4.7%
Phoenix - 3.6%
Nashville (from FLA) - 2.7%
Vancouver - 2.1%
Chicago - 1.5%
Anaheim (from EDM) - 1.1%
Buffalo - 0.8%
Carolina - 0.5%

The 2008 NHL Entry Draft will take place at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario. The first round will take place on Friday, June 20 commencing at 6 p.m. (St. Louis time) and the subsequent rounds (two through seven) will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 21.

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