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NHL Draft Lottery: New York Rangers Will Pick No. 2 Overall At 2019 NHL Draft

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The New York Rangers moved all the way up to No. 2.

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General Manager Jeff Gorton came to the draft lottery in Toronto with a lucky charm of sorts hoping that it would be enough for the New York Rangers to win the draft lottery.

Narrator’s voice: “IT WORKED!”

The Rangers didn’t get the No. 1 overall pick, but they will be selecting No. 2 overall at the draft this June in Vancouver where they will likely pick the remaining option of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko.

The Rangers entered the evening with a 7.5% chance of picking No. 1 overall, a 7.8% chance at No. 2 overall, a 8% chance at No. 3 overall, a 16.3% at No. 6 overall, a 38.9% chance at No. 7 overall, a 19.4% at No. 8 overall and a 2.1% chance at No. 9 overall.

At No. 2 overall the Rangers will have the opportunity to add an amazing talent who will jump to the front of the prospect pool. In a few weeks we will have a full assortment of draft profiles, and you will be able to learn more about some of the players the Rangers will have a chance to select.

In addition to No. 2 overall, the Rangers own the Winnipeg Jets’ first round pick, a second round pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning that becomes the No. 31 pick if they win the Stanley Cup, and a second round pick from the Dallas Stars that upgrades to a first if they make it to the Western Conference Final and Mats Zuccarello appears in 50% of the team’s games through the first two rounds.