NHL Notes: Maple Leafs Win Lottery, Get Top Pick in 2016 Draft

The last-place Toronto Maple Leafs held firm by winning the NHL draft lottery, putting them in position to take U.S. center Auston Matthews with the first pick.

The Winnipeg Jets made the largest jump Saturday night, moving from the sixth to the second selection. The Columbus Blue Jackets moved up one spot to third.

The Maple Leafs had a 20-percent chance to select first, and became the first last-place team to win the lottery since 2010.

The Vancouver Canucks made the largest drop, slipping from third to fifth. Calgary dropped one spot and will be picking sixth.

The order of the final eight teams stayed the same.

The draft will be held in Buffalo on June 24-25.

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NEW YORK -- Florida's Aleksander Barkov, Boston's Loui Eriksson and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.

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Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists Saturday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Barkov had a career-high 28 goals, 31 assists and 59 points and had only eight penalty minutes in 66 games. Eriksson had 30 goals, 33 assists and 12 penalty minutes in 82 games. Kopitar had 25 goals, 49 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 81 games.

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