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2019 NHL Draft Lottery Explained

2018 NHL Draft Lottery Odds

2019 NHL Draft Lottery Explained

The National Hockey League announced that the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery will be held Tuesday, April 9, in Toronto. The results of the Draft Lottery will be revealed live during a one-hour show beginning at 8 p.m., ET.

The lottery will consist of three drawings: the 1st Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting first overall, the 2nd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting second overall and the 3rd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting third overall.

The 15 clubs that do not qualify for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs – or the clubs that have acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff clubs – will participate in the lottery.

Non-Playoff Team
(Fewest Points to Most)
2019 Odds
(Unchanged From 2018)
1 18.5%
2 13.5%
3 11.5%
4 9.5%
5 8.5%
6 7.5%
7 6.5%
8 6.0%
9 5.0%
10 3.5%
11 3.0%
12 2.5%
13 2.0%
14 1.5%
15 1.0%

The odds for the remaining teams will increase on a proportionate basis for the 2nd Lottery Draw, based on which club wins the 1st Lottery Draw, and again for the 3rd Lottery Draw, based on which club wins the 2nd Lottery Draw.

The 12 clubs not selected in the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery will be assigned 2019 NHL Draft selections 4 through 15, in inverse order of regular-season points.

More details about the NHL Draft Lottery will be announced at a later date.

The 2019 NHL Draft will take place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The first round will be held Friday, June 21. Rounds 2-7 will take place Saturday, June 22.

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