Bruins will select ninth in first round of NHL draft

Bruins will select ninth in first round of NHL draft
April 13, 2011, 2:22 am
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By JoeHaggerty
The Bruins didnt end up with the No. 2 overall pick, as they did last season, but they will have a top-10 choice in this year's NHL draft.
The NHL held its draft lottery in Toronto on Tuesday night and the Bruins found out they will select ninth overall with the first-round pick they acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Phil Kessel. Their No. 2 selection last season, which they used for Tyler Seguin, also came from Toronto in the same trade.
For the second straight season, the Edmonton Oilers will select first overall after finishing with the worst record in the NHL.

The Bs had a 2.7 percent chance of moving up to the fifth selection.
NHL talent evaluators have determined there is no clear-cut elite talent in this years draft crop, like Seguin and Taylor Hall last year. Instead theres a group of roughly 12 solid players at the head of the 2011 class, which is heavy with talented defensemen.
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