Edmonton Oilers rookie winger Taylor Hall will be watching the NHL draft lottery at 6 p.m. Tuesday on TSN.

"It was a crazy time last year, but I didn't realize it at the time that the lottery shaped my whole career, at least to start with," said Hall, who was involved in a long-running public debate about whether he or Tyler Seguin would be the better prospect.

"It's a fun day. I'll be watching it on TV. I'm not sure if the players realize how it can shape their lives."

One of the possible first overall picks is Kitchener Rangers winger Gabriel Landeskog, who played junior against Hall in the Ontario Hockey League last year.

"He might be the most NHL-ready (North American guy. He's got a big frame. He can play at both ends of the rink and he's really gritty. If he's going to be in the NHL next year, whatever team takes him will be lucky. I have no idea what Tamby (Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini) and our scouts are thinking, but we're pretty excited to get whomever we get," Hall said.

Hall was at his swash-buckling best before he sprained his ankle in the aftermath of a fight with Derek Dorsett in early March — eight points over an eight-game stretch — but he figures he's only scratched the surface.

"I don't think I had an awesome year (42 points). I want to get better in my end, play PP, play PK, play everything, and be a leader ... I just said a lot of things, but I expect a lot of myself," said Hall, who played at 196 pounds but says he has to get stronger.

What did he learn most about his initiation to the NHL?

"I can't put my finger on any one thing. When I first came in, it was the speed. But I found there wasn't as much hitting as I thought there would be. The players are too fast. The defence is so good at containing you. The plays you make have to be made right away. You just can't cut into the middle and fake a pass and make a shot," he said.