New Jersey Devils to pick 1st in 2019 NHL draft

After finishing the season without making the playoffs, the New Jersey Devils were able to get the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL draft.

News 12 Staff

Apr 10, 2019, 2:20 AM

Updated 1,873 days ago

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Sometimes having a bad season pays off.
After finishing the season without making the playoffs, the New Jersey Devils were able to get the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL draft.
This is the second time in the last three years that the Devils won the draft lottery.
Last time, the team scooped up 18-year-old Nico Hischier. Hischier has scored at least 37 goals for the team since joining in 2017.
The No. 2 draft pick went to the New York Rangers.
NHL Draft day is June 21.


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