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The 2020 NHL Draft Lottery results are in

A Qualifying Round team will get the first-overall pick at the 2020 NHL Draft

by Shauna Denis @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The odds are indeed ever in the Canadiens' favor these days.

The Habs are busy preparing for the start of training camp, which is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 10, after being named one of the 24 teams slated to take part in the NHL's Return to Play plan. When the team takes off for one of the two yet-to-be-named Hub cities in a month, they'll have the chance to play-in for a playoff spot with an eye on winning the 2020 Stanley Cup. 

On Friday, the NHL came through with some news that promises to make the summer of 2020 an interesting one no matter what happens in the qualifying round.

An unknown team - one of the eight teams that loses in the upcoming qualifiers - will be getting the chance to nab the first-overall pick at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

Tweet from @NHL: The draw for the first overall selection will be held during Phase 2 of the #NHLDraft Lottery among only the eight teams that fail to advance from the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. All participants will have the same odds (12.5%).MORE:

Read up on how the NHL Draft Lottery was structured and learn more about some of the top prospects available this year from special contributor to, Marc Dumont, HERE.


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