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N.Y. Rangers win NHL draft lottery

The New York Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot at selecting winger Alexis Lafreniere.

The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize Monday night. The Rangers have the No. 1 overall pick for the first time since 1965 when they selected Andre Veilleux.

The league’s bottom seven teams had their seasons concluded March 12. Those teams also ended up not winning the lottery in June. The L.A. Kings landed the No. 2 pick overall.

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