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NHL to phase in lottery changes over the next two years

Bill Daly - NHL Draft Lottery (Photo: NHL Images/Getty Images)

The National Hockey League announced Wednesday changes to its draft lottery, which will be phased in over a two-year period, beginning with the Draft Lottery in 2015. According to the NHL, the odds of winning the first overall selection in the NHL Draft for the 14 non-playoff teams will be adjusted 'to more appropriately reflect the current state of competitive balance.' Full Story.(Photo: NHL Images/Getty Images)

2012 NHL Scouting Combine (Photo: TSN.ca)

Scouting Home

The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo for the next two seasons. NHL Vice-President Colin Campbell calls Buffalo "the right fit" in announcing the league's decision during a joint news conference with the Sabres on Monday. The combine had previously been held in Toronto. Full Story.

Canada (Photo: IIHF-HHOF/Images on Ice)

Not Even Close

Canada defeated Sweden 5-1 on Tuesday for its second straight victory at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup tournament. Mitchell Stephens scored two goals in the third period to help put the game out of reach. Canada (2-0) moved into sole possession of first place in the Group B standings while Sweden (1-1) fell into second place. Full Story.

 
Columnists and Blogs

Bob McKenzie

Bob McKenzie

It might not be as dynamic as 2013 or as promising as 2015 but, in the eyes of the scouts, the 2014 NHL draft class is rock solid. Barrie Colt defenceman Aaron Ekblad is No. 1 on TSN's Top 60 Final Rankings. More...

Scott Cullen

NHL: Re-settting rosters using draft history. More...
NHL: Using results from 1990 through 2009 to determine the value of NHL Draft Picks. More...

McKenzie's Top 30 Archive

Look back at TSN's annual rankings for the draft, based on surveys submitted by various NHL scouts.


2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

50 Years Of The Draft

To commemorate the 50th NHL Draft taking place in Pittsburgh in 2012, TSN.ca looked back at 10 memorable storylines from its history and features online hockey cards for all 50 No. 1 overall picks.


Profiles of all 50 No. 1 picks


June 12: Expansion Gems | June 13: Top 1-2's | June 14: Boom or Bust

June 15: Best Class Ever | June 16: Super Mario | June 17: The Big E

June 18: Draft Day Trades | June 19: The Russians Arrive

June 20: The Crosby Sweepstakes | June 21: The Rare Triple Play

CHL Draft History

Before they became household names at the NHL Draft, check out where they were selected in junior hockey.


QMJHL | OHL | WHL

DraftCentre 2015

McDavid! Eichel!


"No doubt 2015 NHL draft has Super Star quality & I believe both @cmcdavid97 & @Jack_Eichel11 are generational players. #OneTwoForAges #TSN" - Tweet from TSN Director of Scouting @CraigJButton


In the tradition of Taylor vs. Tyler, we ask what should @TSNHockey call McDavid vs. Eichel in 2015 showdown? We want your help. Tweet your ideas or share them on TSN's Facebook page!

From Craig Button

Final Mock Draft: June 24


TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button produces monthly rankings (October-June) of the top players eligible for the NHL Draft.


Craig started in the NHL with the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars and became Director of Player Personnel, helping lead them to a Stanley Cup in 1999. He also served as Vice President and GM of the Calgary Flames and later joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout.


2013-14 Draft Archive:
September | October | November | December | January | March | June


Lottery Mock Draft: April 15

The Draft Lottery

The National Hockey League Draft Lottery is a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the Draft. Check out how the draw has unfolded since it began in 1995.


2014 Draft Lottery Tracker

History of the Draft Lottery



Podcasts

TSN 1050: The Draftcentre Podcast: Episode 6 - May 20

Craig reminisces: Jamie Langenbrunner and Jeff Friesen draft stories. Plus Ho-Sang, Reinhart and scouting short lists.

TSN 1050: The Draftcentre Podcast with Matt Cade and Craig Button - March 20th, 2014

Craig explains his projected top 5, and Ryan Jankowski talks about building the U17, U18 and U20 Teams Canada.

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: Richard Griffin- Mar. 11

Richard Griffin speaks about the Blue Jays’ pursuit of starting pitcher Ervin Santana, the health of Melky Cabrera and Jose Reyes, and more.


More Podcasts

NHL CS Rankings

2014-15 CS Futures List

July Listing: North American | International


2013-14 CS Final Rankings

North American: Skaters | Goaltenders

European: Skaters | Goaltenders


2013-14 CS Mid-Term Rankings

North American: Skaters | Goaltenders

European: Skaters | Goaltenders

ISS Monthly Draft Ranking

ISS regularly feature and ranks the top NHL draft eligible players from the CHL, NCAA and Europe.


Final Rankings - June 3

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