So much for the Capitals defying the draft lottery odds.
As was the case for 12 of the 13 teams involved in Tuesday night’s lottery, the Caps remained in the same spot [No. 13] for the 2014 NHL Draft June 27-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The Caps had a 0.5 percent chance of winning the draft lottery and that didn’t change when they retained the No. 13 spot. The top honor went to the Florida Panthers, who moved from No. 2 to No. 1, supplanting the Buffalo Sabres for the right to take forward Sam Reinhart or defenseman Aaron Ekblad first overall.
Barring a trade, here is the order of draft:
1. Florida Panthers [66 points]
2. Buffalo Sabres [52 points]
3. Edmonton Oilers [67 points]
4. Calgary Flames [77 points]
5. New York Islanders [79 points]
6. Vancouver Canucks [83 points]
7. Carolina Hurricanes [83 points]
8. Toronto Maple Leafs [84 points]
9. Winnipeg Jets [84 points]
10. Anaheim [Senators, 88 points]
11. Nashville Predators [88 points]
12. Phoenix Coyotes [89 points]
13. Washington Capitals [90 points]