Prospect Ramblings: NHL Draft, College signings, KHL update and Leafs talk

Peter Harling

2016-04-11

2016 Draft Lottery Leafs

With the NHL regular season now over, and a brief delay before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin, let’s take a quick look at the NHL Entry Draft coming up.

The NHL draft lottery will be held on April 30th. and the Toronto Maple Leafs who finished dead last have the best lottery odds, and can pick no lower than fourth. That said they are by no means a shoe in to land the top pick. Scott Wheeler @scottwheeler tweeted this nice graphic breaking down every team’s odds;

{source}<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: The complete 2016 NHL Draft Lottery odds/percentages: <a href="https://t.co/KpVQX7lbNE">https://t.co/KpVQX7lbNE</a> <a href="https://t.co/lDgclvylvv">pic.twitter.com/lDgclvylvv</a></p>&mdash; Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottcwheeler/status/719579507624022017">April 11, 2016</a></blockquote>

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Speaking of things not being a slam dunk, McKeens Hockey released their April Top 30 NHL Draft Ranking today, and Auston Matthews is not ranked number one. See their complete list here

Their top ranked player is Patri