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Detroit Red Wings will have 9th overall pick in 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Red Wings slip two spots in lottery

Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland on June 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland on June 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Detroit Red Wings will have the 9th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. 

The Red Wings had only a 6.7 percent chance of landing the 1st overall pick in Saturday's draft lottery. They dropped from the 7th pick to the 9th pick during the lottery selection.

The Red Wings have not had a draft pick in the top 10 since 1991 when they selected Martin Lapointe at 10th overall. 

The New Jersey Devils, meanwhile, won the 1st overall pick, moving up from the 5th spot in the lottery. 

The NHL draft is Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 in Chicago.

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