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Oilers win NHL draft lottery

Updated: April 11, 2012, 3:52 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Not much has gone right for the Edmonton Oilers the past few seasons, but once again they will own draft day.

The Oilers, who finished with the second fewest points in the NHL, won the draft lottery on Tuesday night and claimed the No. 1 pick for the third consecutive year. Edmonton had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the top selection, and jumped over the Columbus Blue Jackets to get it.

Already stocked with a pool of young players that any team would covet, general ...

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