Alberta Floods

Vancouver Canucks center Brad Richardson (15) fights for control of the puck with Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett (63) during the third period of NHL playoff action in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Bennett was as surprised as anyone at the strong prospect he'll play against his friend and longtime teammate Connor McDavid in the Battle of Alberta next season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Flames' Bennett excited at chance to face buddy McDavid in Battle of Alberta

Calgary Flames rookie forward Sam Bennett is as surprised as everyone else that he could face friend and longtime teammate Connor McDavid in the Battle of Alberta next season. With an 11.5 per cent chance of winning this year's NHL draft lottery to get the No. 1 pick in June, the Edmonton Oilers hit the jackpot Saturday for the right to choose first for the fourth time in six years. Bennett and …

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