Wings to Pick 19th in 2005 Entry Draft

As the National Hockey League relaunched itself on Friday after a 310-day lockout, it was announced that the Detroit Red Wings will pick 19th overall in the coming 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

The 2005 draft order was determined by a weighted lottery, as the cancellation of the 2004-05 meant that no league standings were available to set the order.

A serpentine draft order will be used, meaning that the order will be reversed for consecutive rounds. The team picking first overall - the Pittsburgh Penguins - will pick last in the next round. The team picking last in the first round - the Tampa Bay Lightning - will pick first in the second round.

The first round draft order is as follows:

1. Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
3. Carolina Hurricanes
4. Minnesota Wild
5. Montreal Canadiens
6. Columbus Blue Jackets
7. Chicago Blackhawks
8. Atlanta Thrashers
9. Ottawa Senators
10. Vancouver Canucks
11. Los Angeles Kings
12. San Jose Sharks
13. Buffalo Sabres
14. Washington Capitals
15. New York Islanders
16. New York Rangers
17. Phoenix Coyotes
18. Nashville Predators
19. Detroit Red Wings
20. Philadelphia Flyers
21. Toronto Maple Leafs
22. Boston Bruins
23. New Jersey Devils
24. St. Louis Blues
25. Edmonton Oilers
26. Calgary Flames
27. Colorado Avalanche
28. Dallas Stars
29. Florida Panthers
30. Tampa Bay Lightning

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