Flyers to select 11th overall in 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Tuesday, 04.30.2013 / 9:23 AM Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers will have the 11th overall selection in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft on June 30 in Newark, NJ. The first-round draft order was determined by the NHL in a lottery this evening.

The Flyers finished 20th among all NHL teams this season – fourth-best among the 14 non-playoff teams – and as a result had a 1.5% chance of receiving the first overall pick in the draft through the weighted lottery. The Colorado Avalanche won the lottery and the first overall selection, jumping ahead of the Florida Panthers.

The Flyers have only selected 11th once in their history, taking Jeff Carter with that pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Overall, the Flyers have only had 17 draft picks in their history that have been 11th or higher, and six of those 17 selections came prior to 1973 when there were between 12 and 16 teams in the entire league. The team’s draft history with picks of 11th or higher is as follows:

1967 – 5 (Serge Bernier)

1968 – 8 (Lew Morrison)

1969 – 6 (Bob Currier)

1971 – 8 (Larry Wright); 9 (Pierre Plante)

1972 – 7 (Bill Barber)

1975 – 1 (Mel Bridgeman)

1978 – 6 (Behn Wilson); 7 (Ken Linseman)

1982 – 4 (Ron Sutter)

1990 – 4 (Mike Ricci)

1991 – 6 (Peter Forsberg)

1992 – 7 (Ryan Sittler)

2002 – 4 (Joni Pitkanen)

2003 – 11 (Jeff Carter)

2007 – 2 (James van Riemsdyk)

2011 – 8 (Sean Couturier)

The following is a list of players that have been selected at 11th overall over the past 15 NHL Entry Drafts:

2012 – Flilp Forsberg, RW, Washington

2011 – Duncan Siemens, D, Colorado

2010 – Jack Campbell, G, Dallas

2009 – Ryan Ellis, D, Nashville

2008 – Kyle Beach, C, Chicago

2007 – Brandon Sutter, C, Carolina

2006 – Jonathan Bernier, G, Los Angeles

2005 – Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles

2004 – Lauri Tukonen, RW, Los Angeles

2003 – Jeff Carter, C, Flyers

2002 – Keith Ballard, D, Buffalo

2001 – Fredrik Sjostrom, RW, Phoenix

2000 – Pavel Vorobiev, RW, Chicago

1999 – Oleg Saprykin, LW, Calgary

1998 – Jeff Heerema, RW, Carolina

The Flyers currently hold six selections in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, consisting of their own selections in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th rounds.

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