Ray Shero, Devils land first overall pick in 2019 NHL Draft

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However, Colorado fell to the lowest selection they possibly could have (4th) due to the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils all defying the odds and jumping into the top three. There was an equivalent runoff between former captains Scott Stevens and Eric Lindros with New Jersey and Philadelphia, but such a matchup hasn't since existed between both teams. "Our franchise, we need more talent".

"It feels like the top two would have a chance to help next year".

This race to No. 1 has shaped up more like the 2016 NHL Draft, when Auston Matthews went No. 1 overall to the Toronto Maple Leafs, with Patrik Laine going No. 2 to the Winnipeg Jets.

They didn't get the first overall pick (Devils) or the second overall pick (Rangers), but the ended up nine spots higher than they would have been had the lottery gone as projected.

It's the second lottery win in three years for the Devils.

Also in the mix is Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko, with Russian winger Vasili Podkolzin, and Canadian centres Kirby Dach and Dylan Cozens rounding out the top-5. "I think Jack Hughes played well, and he was injured at World Juniors".

The Blackhawks, who have missed the playoffs in consecutive years, drafted highly touted Swedish defenceman Adam Boqvist seventh overall last year and will now add another upper-tier prospect to their cupboard. While the team's storied playoff chronicles will be an eternal cornerstone of the Devils/Rangers rivalry, another major facet was centered around head-to-head clashes between one of each team's top players.

The presumed top selection in this year's draft is forward Jack Hughes, the brother of Quinn Hughes, who was selected No. 7 overall last year.

"I'm not prepared to say", Shero said inside the CBC building.

Jeff Gorton said he believes in Hockey Gods and Karma, and now he believes in luck, too. "If you look around the league [at] how some of the successful teams have done it, there's not much of a secret to their success [in terms of] where they've [drafted] their players". They met numerous times head-to-head that season and even opposed each other in CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game that was played at Hall's home rink in Windsor.

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