Winnipeg Jets and the 2013 Draft Lottery

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

So you're saying there's a chance? The Jets aren't likely to win the draft lottery, but there is a chance and tonight we learn the yea or nay.

Death for Seth is settled, well kind of... The Florida Panthers were really really really bad this year and they finished last. As a result they have a 25% chance of drafting Seth Jones (or whomever else they choose 1st overall). The Jets Winnipeg Jets on the other hand have a 0.8% chance landing the first overall pick. See below for the full list of odds.

Here are the odds of all fourteen lottery teams:

Team Odds
Florida Panthers 25.0%
Colorado Avalanche 18.8%
Tampa Bay Lightning 14.2%
Nashville Predators 10.7%
Carolina Hurricanes 8.1%
Calgary Flames 6.2%
Edmonton Oilers 4.7%
Buffalo Sabres 3.6%
New Jersey Devils 2.7%
Dallas Stars 2.1%
Philadelphia Flyers 1.5%
Phoenix Coyotes 1.1%
Winnipeg Jets 0.8%
Columbus Blue Jackets 0.5%

Note: The Jets odds aren't very good.

..But what does this all mean?

It means the Jets aren't likely to draft first overall. Odds are they will still be drafting in the teens, but that doesn't mean they will struggle to find talent. This is a deep draft and there are sure to be a number of interesting talents available when the Jets pick.

Here is another table. This one features the consensus rankings:

# Pos Name DOB HT WT Team
1 D Seth Jones 11/3/1994 6'3 215 Portland Winterhawks
2 F Nathan MacKinnon 9/1/1995 5'11 180 Halifax Moosehead
3 F Jonathan Drouin 3/27/1995 5'11 180 Halifax Moosehead
4 F Aleksander Barkov 9/2/1995 6'2 205 Tappara
5 F Valeri Nichushkin 3/4/1995 6'4 198 Chelyabinsk
6 F Elias Lindholm 12/2/1994 6'0 183 Brynas
7 F Sean Monahan 10/12/1994 6'2 180 Ottawa 67s
8 D Darnell Nurse 2/4/1995 6'4 185 Soo Greyhounds
9 F Hunter Shinkaruk 11/13/1994 5'10 170 Medicine Hat Tigers
10 D Rasmus Ristolainen 10/27/1994 6'3 210 TPS Turku
11 D Nikita Zadorov 4/16/1995 6'4 225 London Knights
12 D Ryan Pulock 10/6/1994 6'0 195 Brandon Wheat Kings
13 F Adam Erne 4/20/1995 6'1 200 Quebec Remparts
14 D Josh Morrissey 3/28/1995 6'0 185 Prince Albert Raiders
15 F Max Domi 3/2/1995 5'9 185 London Knights
16 F Curtis Lazar 2/2/1995 6'0 190 Edmonton Oil Kings
17 F Anthony Mantha 9/16/1994 6'4 180 Val - D'or
18 F Frederik Gauthier 4/26/1995 6'5 210 Rimouski Oceanic
19 F Bo Horvat 4/5/1995 6'0 195 London Knights
20 F Alexander Wennberg 9/22/1995 6'1 174 Djurgarden

Note: There are a number of players that are 6'3 or taller so they could be right in Chevy's wheel house.

If you want to take a look at some individual scouting reports, FOTB Corey Pronman has put together this awesome resource. What kind of player should the Jets be looking at? What kind of player do you think Chevy will target?

Would you prefer a speed demon like Adam Erne a tiny playmaker like Max Domi or a big bugger like Anthony Mantha or Frederik Gauthier. Or should they do with a D man like Rasmus Ristolainen? It will be interesting to see where Chevy goes with this one?

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