The New Jersey Devils won the draft lottery Tuesday, but teams can't move up more than four spots, leaving Edmonton with the first overall pick.
After finishing its season in 30th place, Edmonton held the highest odds of getting the No. 1 pick at 48.2 percent.
The NHL draft is scheduled for June 24-25 in St. Paul, Minn., where Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the WHL's Red Deer Rebels is expected to be taken No. 1 overall.
Edmonton selected winger Taylor Hall with last year's first pick.