Penguins learn draft position following NHL Draft Lottery


Pittsburgh had a 12.5% chance of earning the top selection

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WKBN) – Following Monday’s NHL Draft Lottery, the Pittsburgh Penguins will select 15th overall in the October Draft.

Pittsburgh had a 12.5% chance of earning the top selection.

The New York Rangers won the lottery’s top overall pick and earned the chance to draft likely first-overall pick Alexis Lafreniere. The Rimouski Oceanic standout recently became the only player aside from Sidney Crosby to earn back-to-back QMJHL MVP honors.

The 2020 NHL Draft has been rescheduled for Oct. 9-10 and will be held online.

The Penguins were a part of the NHL Draft Lottery after being ousted by Montreal in a best-of-five qualifying series.

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