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NHL Draft Lottery odds

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- The NHL Draft Lottery will operate under a new structure this year.

The lottery will assign the top three picks, which is a change from past years when it was only utilized to assign the first overall selection. The first lottery will assign the first overall pick, the second lottery will assign the following selection, and the third lottery will decide the team who selects third overall.

As a result, the team earning the least amount of points in the regular season is no longer guaranteed, at worst, the second overall selection. That team can now drop to fourth overall with the new lottery process.

The teams not selected in the three lottery draws will be assigned selections in inverse of regular season points.

NHL DRAFT LOTTERY ODDS

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Maple Leafs 20% 17.5% 15% 47.5%
Edmonton Oilers 13.5% 13.1% 12.5% 35.2% 25.8%
Vancouver Canucks 11.5% 11.4% 11.3% 14.2% 37.8% 13.8%
Columbus Blue Jackets 9.5% 9.7% 9.8% 3.1% 27.3% 33.2% 7.4%
Calgary Flames 8.5% 8.8% 9% 9.1% 35.5% 25.5% 3.7%
Winnipeg Jets 7.5% 7.8% 8.2% 17.5% 39.3% 17.9% 1.7%
Arizona Coyotes 6.5% 6.9% 7.2% 27.9% 39.1% 11.7% 0.8%
Buffalo Sabres 6% 6.4% 6.8% 39.2% 34.8% 6.6% 0.3%
Montreal Canadiens 5% 5.4% 5.6% 51.8% 28.6% 3.4% 0.1%
Colorado Avalanche 3.5% 3.8% 4.2% 64% 22.8% 1.6% 0.02%
New Jersey Devils 3% 3.3% 3.6% 73.6% 15.9% 0.6% 0.003%
Ottawa Senators 2.5% 2.7% 3% 82.3% 9.3% 0.1%
Carolina Hurricanes 2% 2.2% 2.5% 90.1% 3.2%
Boston Bruins 1% 1.1% 1.3% 96.6%


- The Flames can only move up in the draft if they win one of the three lotteries.

- The Flames, at worst, will select eighth overall. For this to occur, three teams that finished ahead of them in the standings will need to win the three draft lotteries.

- The Flames could pick seventh overall. For this to occur, two teams that finished ahead of them in standings would win two of the three lotteries.

- The Flames could pick sixth overall. For this to occur, one team that finished ahead of them in the standings would need to win one of the three lotteries.

- The Flames could pick fifth overall. For this to occur, three of the bottom four teams would need to win the three lotteries.

FLAMES HOLD 10 SELECTIONS IN 2016 NHL DRAFT

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