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NHL lottery winner is?

NEW YORK — A team that loses in the NHL’s qualifying round won the draft lottery Friday night and will get the first overall pick.

As part of the league’s revamped lottery that comes with a 24-team playoff format, several teams that could resume the season had a chance at one of the top three picks. That’s exactly what happened, and the league will need to re-do the lottery for that selection after the play-in round.

Only then with presumptive top prospect Alexis Lafreniere find out his likely destination.

“Still not drafted, so we’ll still have to wait a little bit,” Lafreniere said.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound-Lafreniere had 114 goals and 297 points in 173 games with Rimouski in the Quebec Major Junior League. He also captained Canada’s gold-medal team and earned MVP honors at the world junior championships this year.

The Los Angeles Kings won the second pick and the Ottawa Senators third with the San Jose Sharks’ selection from the 2018 Erik Karlsson trade.

The Detroit Red Wings dropped to the fourth pick despite finishing last in the NHL and 23 points behind the 30th-place Senators. Detroit had a league-low 17 wins in its 71-game season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Senators, who have the third and fifth picks, are just the fifth team with two top-five picks over the past 25 years.

The lottery took place at NHL Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, just outside New York.

PSU golfers are honored

UNIVERSITY PARK — Three Penn State men’s golf student-athletes, recent graduates Alec Bard and Ryan Davis and rising senior Lou Olsakovsky, were recently named 2020 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholars.

Presented annually by the Golf Coaches Association of America, the Nittany Lions are included among the 376 NCAA Division I honorees to recognize their efforts in the classroom and on the golf course. In all, it was a record-setting year for the award as 614 student-athletes earned the title of All-America Scholar, the most since the awards inception in 1982.

For the fourth time in program history, the annual list included three Nittany Lions.

To earn All-America Scholar status, students must be a junior or senior in academic standing and have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2.

On the course, the honorees much have competed at the collegiate level for at least three full seasons and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitive rounds with a stroke average under 76.0.

From Mirror, wire reports


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