Avs win draft lottery for top pick

Updated: May 1, 2013, 9:28 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The Colorado Avalanche won the NHL draft lottery on Monday.

The Florida Panthers own the second pick for June's draft, while the Tampa Bay Lightning have the third selection.

Colorado had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery after finishing the regular season with a 16-25-7 record, worst in the Western Conference.

The Panthers, who finished last in the NHL with a 15-27-6 mark, had the best odds of winning the lottery at 25 percent but had to settle ...

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