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NHL Draft Lottery: Columbus Blue Jackets Will Select No. 2 Overall

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have the second selection in the 2012 NHL Draft. The Edmonton Oilers won the lottery and will select No. 1 overall for the third consecutive season.

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Much like on the ice, the Columbus Blue Jackets lost out at the NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday evening, losing the No. 1 overall pick to the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers have had the No. 1 pick for three straight seasons.

Despite being the NHL's worst team this season, Columbus will select No. 2 overall.

Here's the draft order for the lottery squads following Tuesday's Draft Lottery:

1. Edmonton Oilers

2. Columbus Blue Jackets

3. Montreal Canadiens

4. New York Islanders

5. Toronto Maple Leafs

6. Anaheim Ducks

7. Minnesota Wild

8. Carolina Hurricanes

9. Winnipeg Jets

10. Tampa Bay Lightning

11. Washington Capitals (from Colorado Avalanche)

12. Buffalo Sabres

13. Dallas Stars

14. Calgary Flames

For more on the Columbus Blue Jackets, stop by SB Nation's The Cannon. For more on the NHL Draft Lottery, check out SB Nation's NHL draft lottery stream. For more on theAll of your NHL news and analysis can be found at SB Nation's NHL hub.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.