Quick Guide to the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery

NHL Draft Lottery balls

The 2024 NHL Draft Lottery is set to take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the NHL Network’s studio in Secaucus, New Jersey. The 16 teams that find themselves in the draft lottery can move up in the draft, but only the top 11 can land a chance at drafting first overall later in June.

There are many prospects with franchise-altering potential, but none are as sought out as Macklin Celebrini, the projected first-overall pick of the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

A team cannot jump more than 10 spots in the draft lottery. See who has the best and worst odds of landing the first overall pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

Full Odds for All 16 Teams

Tankathon has a perfect grid showcasing all the odds for each team and where they can pick.

Full Odds for First Overall

How Many Time Has Each Top-11 Team Selected First Overall?

  • San Jose Sharks: none
  • Chicago Blackhawks: twice (Patrick Kane in 2008 & Connor Bedard in 2023)
  • Anaheim Ducks: none
  • Columbus Blue Jackets: once (Rick Nash, 2002)
  • Montreal Canadiens: six times (Garry Monahan in 1963, Michel Plasse in 1968, Rejean Houle in 1969, Guy Lafleur in 1971, Doug Wickenheiser in 1980 & Juraj Slafkovsky in 2022)
  • Utah NHL Team: none
  • Ottawa Senators: three times (Alexandre Daigle in 1993, Bryan Berard in 1995, Chris Phillips in 1996)
  • Seattle Kraken: none
  • Calgary Flames: none
  • New Jersey Devils: three times (Rob Ramage in 1979, Nico Hischier in 2017 & Jack Hughes in 2018)
  • Buffalo Sabres: four times (Gilbert Perreault in 1970, Pierre Turgeon in 1987, Rasmus Dahlin in 2018 & Owen Power in 2021)

Conrad Jack

Conrad Jack is a lifelong hockey fan who is now actively writing for Inside The Rink covering primarily the Winnipeg Jets and the entire NHL second. He also covers the latest NHL News & Rumors, the NHL Entry Draft, and so much more for Inside The Rink.

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