The Flyers didn't strike gold despite the 6.5 percent chance. The Connor McDavid sweepstakes was won by the Edmonton Oilers. With that, the Flyers held their draft slot with the seventh overall pick.
Despite the disappointment of losing out on what everyone believes is the next face of hockey, GM Ron Hextall isn't disappointed with the pick.
"When you look at it, we're at seven, and you never know if we'd moved back to eight what player wouldn't have been there," Hextall said. "So we'll take seven and we'll get a good player there."