ISLANDERS RECEIVE THE FIFTH SELECTION

Islanders are awarded the fifth selection at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft

Tuesday, 04.13.2010 / 8:51 AM ET / News
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ISLANDERS RECEIVE THE FIFTH SELECTION
The New York Islanders have been awarded the fifth overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, being held in Los Angeles, California on June 25-26, 2010.

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft for the Islanders will mark the fifth time they have selected fifth overall.  The previous selections to go fifth overall for the Islanders are Darius Kasparaitis (1992), Eric Brewer (1997), Tim Connolly (1999) and Raffi Torres (2000). 

The Draft Lottery is a weighted lottery system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the NHL Entry Draft. It gives the teams that finish with the fewest points during the regular season the greatest chance of winning the Draft Lottery.

Only the 14 teams that do not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or clubs that acquired those clubs’ first-round draft picks, participate in the drawing.

Fourteen balls, numbered 1 through 14, are placed in the lottery machine. The machine expels four balls, forming a series of numbers. The four-digit series resulting from the expulsion of the balls is matched against a probability chart that divides the possible combinations among the 14 participating clubs. The Lottery was incorporated in 1995 by the NHL.

Earlier today, NHL announced today that the Islanders' had an 8.1 percent chance of winning the NHL Draft Lottery.

According to NHL Central Scouting the top five North American skaters in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft are Tyler Seguin (Plymouth – OHL), Taylor Hall (Windsor – OHL) and Brett Connolly (Prince George – WHL), Erik Gudbranson (Kingston – OHL) and Cam Fowler (Windsor – OHL).  . The top five international skaters are Mikael Granlund (HIFK), Vladimir Tarasenko (Novosibirsk) and Evgeny Kunetsov (Chelyabinsk), Calle Jarnkrok (Brynas Jr.) and Ludvig Rensfeldt (Brynas Jr.).

The percentage chance each team had of being awarded the first overall selection:

     Edmonton - 25.0%
     Boston (from Toronto) - 18.8%
     Florida - 14.2%
     Columbus - 10.7%
     NEW YORK ISLANDERS - 8.1%
     Tampa Bay - 6.2%
     Carolina - 4.7%
     Atlanta - 3.6%
     Minnesota - 2.7%
     NY Rangers - 2.1%
     Dallas - 1.5%
     Anaheim - 1.1%
     Phoenix (from CGY) - 0.8%
     St. Louis - 0.5%

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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