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Rangers win NHL Draft lottery, Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes

The Rangers didn’t make it too far in the NHL’s bubble, but they did come away with a big consolation prize.

On Monday, the Blueshirts won the top pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, widely expected to be 18-year-old Canadian winger Alexis Lafreniere, long-tabbed as the top prospect in the entry pool.

After getting swept by the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoff qualifying round last week, the Rangers and seven other teams had a 12.5 percent chance of drawing the first-overall selection in the second phase of the NHL Draft lottery.

The first phase of the lottery was held in June, and despite a 2.5 percent chance, it was won by a team involved in the NHL’s return to play series.

The pick comes a year after the Rangers picked Kaapo Kakko with the No. 2 overall pick, adding a young core that now includes superstar winger Artemi Panarin, goalie Igor Shesterkin and a slew of up-and-coming defensemen.

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