After Tuesday night’s NHL Draft Lottery, the Bruins learned they will be making the No. 2 overall selection in the 2010 NHL draft.
The Edmonton Oilers, who finished 2009-10 with the worst record in the league, will make the first overall selection, while the Florida Panthers will pick third.
Boston acquired Toronto’s first- and second-round draft picks in exchange for sending Phil Kessel to the Maple Leafs prior to the 2009-10 season. The B’s had an 18.8 percent chance of landing the first pick and a 60.8 percent chance of landing the first or the second pick.
The top two picks in this year’s draft are expected to be Tyler Seguin (Plymouth/Ontario Hockey League) and Taylor Hall (Windsor/Ontario Hockey League).
The 2010 NHL draft will take place at the Staples Center in L.A. on Friday and Saturday, June 25-26.