The Flyers did not overcome astronomical odds in Monday's NHL draft lottery. As a result, they will select 11th in the first round.
Colorado won the lottery and is expected to select defenseman Seth Jones with the No. 1 pick in the June 30 draft in Newark, N.J. Coincidentally, Jones, whose father, Popeye, used to play and was an assistant coach for the NBA's Denver Nuggets, learned how to skate while growing up in Colorado.
Colorado had the second-worst regular-season record and had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the top pick in the weighted lottery. Florida, owner of the league's worst record, had a 25 percent chance, but it will draft No. 2.