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With the playoffs about to start, and the focus clearly on the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins learned that they will pick ninth overall in the 2011 NHL Draft on June 24th.
This pick is the last of two first round picksthat the Bruins received by trading Phil Kessel to Toronto in the summer of 2009. With their first of the two picks, the Bruins drafted Tyler Seguin with the second overall selection in last years draft.
With the Bruins clearly in need of a true goal scorer for the future, Bruin’s management must do the necessary homework to ensure a great selection.
The lottery determines the first 14 spots of the draft, with the rest of the slots being decided after the playoffs.
Here are the results thus far:
The Edmonton Oilers are once again drafting first overall despite the New Jersey Devils winning the lottery. Draft rules only allow the lottery winning team to move up four spots maximum in the draft.