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Bruins will pick ninth overall in NHL Draft

The Devils won the NHL [1] Draft lottery Tuesday night, meaning they got to move up the maximum four spots from No. 8 to the fourth overall pick. Given that the team that won the lottery was already picking ahead of the Bruins, the B’s, who have Toronto’s first-round pick from the Phil Kessel [2] deal, will remain at ninth overall.

For the second consecutive year, the Oilers will pick first overall. Edmonton selected Windsor (OHL) left wing Taylor Hall [3] with the top pick last season. Edmonton general manager Steve Tambellini had tried to swing a deal with Boston to get the second overall pick as well in order to secure both Hall and Plymouth (OHL) center Tyler Seguin [4], but the B’s kept the pick and selected Seguin.

The rest of the top five sees Colorado picking second, followed by the Panthers, Devils and New York Islanders [5].