Leafs likely to select Matthews at No. 1

FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Lou Lamoriello speaks at a news conference in Toronto. Lamoriello and Mike Babcock were hired a year ago to restore the Toronto Maple Leafs' long-lost luster. The next step in the once-iconic franchise's rebuilding plan takes place on Friday, June 24, 2016 when the Maple Leafs are expected to pin their hopes on Arizona-born center, Auston Matthews, with the first pick in the NHL draft. (Galit Rodan/The Canadian Press via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Auston Matthews will have to wait another 24 hours before learning whether the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to select him with the first pick in the NHL draft.

General manager Lou Lamoriello on Thursday said he's going to keep everyone guessing - including the Arizona-born, 18-year-old Matthews - until it's time for the Maple Leafs to announce the selection Friday night.

"I think we know who we're going to pick," Lamoriello said. "No dissension."


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