BostonBruins.com – The 2016 NHL Draft Lottery will be held Saturday evening in Toronto (8 p.m., NBC). The Bruins are one of 14 teams eligible to receive the No. 1 overall pick. This year, the second and third picks will also be determined through drawings.
Because the Bruins finished with the most points among non-playoff teams, they have the lowest chance of securing the No. 1 pick.
Teams Odds at No. 1 Pick
Toronto Maple Leafs 20.0%
Edmonton Oilers 13.5%
Vancouver Canucks 11.5%
Columbus Blue Jackets 9.5%
Calgary Flames 8.5%
Winnipeg Jets 7.5%
Arizona Coyotes 6.5%
Buffalo Sabres 6.0%
Montreal Canadiens 5.0%
Colorado Avalanche 3.5%
New Jersey Devils 3.0%
Ottawa Senators 2.5%
Carolina Hurricanes 2.0%
Boston Bruins 1.0% (3.4% chance at a top-3 pick)
Travis Basciotta contributed to this report.
- If the Bruins do not draw the first pick, the best-case scenario is if Toronto receives the No. 1 selection. Boston would then have a 1.25% chance at the second overall pick. Overall, Boston has a 1.1% chance at the No. 2 pick.
- If the Bruins do not draw the second pick, the best-case scenario is if Edmonton receives the No. 2 selection. Boston would then have a 1.5% chance at the third overall pick. Overall, Boston has a 1.3% chance at the No. 3 pick.
- The 11 teams that do not draw one of the first three picks will be assigned draft positions 4 through 14 in inverse order of regular-season points. As a result, if Boston does not receive one of the first three picks, it will have the No. 14 selection in this year’s NHL Draft.