Wild retain the seventh pick in the draft
The postseason began Tuesday with the NHL’s draft lottery for the 14 teams that did not make the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Minnesota Wild entered lottery with the seventh best chance to move up with 4.7 percent of the number combinations, but did not win and will retain the seventh pick.
The Wild has never won the lottery in its nine times outside of the playoffs.
The team with the seventh best odds to win the lottery has done so once. It happened to the Los Angeles Kings in the first ever lottery in 1995.
Edmonton Oilers won the lottery with the second best odds giving them the No. 1 overall pick for the third straight year.
The Columbus Blue Jackets had the best chance to win the lottery with 25 percent of the numbers, but will pick No. 2 overall.
The team with the best odds has won the lottery six times, including four of the six times it has ran since the lockout.