The Chicago Blackhawks won the NHL draft lottery on Tuesday, moving ahead of last place Philadelphia to get the 1st overall draft selection.
Unless they trade the pick, it will be the first time in NHL history that Chicago will draft first overall. The Hawks have picked high as third overall twice in team history, landing Denis Savard in 1980 and local boy Eddie Olczyk in 1984.
The 2007 Entry Draft is considered to be a weak draft, particularly in terms of depth. Junior hockey guru Gare Joyce is on record claiming London Knight's forward Patrick Kane as the best prospect available. Be sure to keep Gare Joyce's blog on your reading list as the draft approaches.