Slafkovský, Nemec and Mešár among the absolute elite: Make a note of this date in your calendar – Š

Illustration photo Source: SITA / AP / John Locher NEW YORK – The draft lottery, which will determine the order in this year’s NHL entry draft, will take place on May 10. The official website of profiligy informed about it. During the draft lottery, the order in the 1st to 16th place of the draft is drawn. Teams that did not advance to the playoffs will take part in it. The worst 11 teams after the basic part have a chance to win the draft unit. The draft itself will take place on 7-8. July at the Bell Center in Montreal. Last year, the worst team in the Buffalo competition won the lottery, the Sabers drafted Canadian defender Owen Power from first place. The NHL Central Scout Office will publish the final pre-art rankings on May 5. Slovak hockey players also have high chances in the draft. The most productive and useful player of the Olympic tournament in Beijing, Juraj Slafkovský from TPS Turku, ranked second among European skaters in the latest edition of the Central Scout Office rankings. Another bronze medalist from the Olympic Games 2022, defender Šimon Nemec from Nitra was sixth, the forward Filip Mešár from Poprad belonged to the 15th place. Talent testing before the draft, so-called The NHL Scouting Combine will take place May 29 – June 4 in Buffalo. The management of the profiligy also confirmed that the market for free players will open this year on July 13. Author: © List Source: TASR