The 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 15 picks in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, will be held on Saturday, April 29, in Toronto.
The results of the NHL Draft Lottery will be announced shortly after 5 p.m. PT, during live coverage of the event on NBC.
Currently in the No. 10 slot, the LA Kings can move into the Top 3 of the draft and fall no lower than the No. 13 pick.
LA Kings Draft Odds
|Draft Position |
No. 1 Pick
No. 2 Pick
No. 3 Pick
No. 10 Pick
No. 11 Pick
No. 12 Pick
No. 13 Pick
About the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery
The 2017 NHL Draft 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.
Participants in the NHL Draft Lottery include the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play in the 2017-18 season, and all other clubs that did not qualify for this season's Stanley Cup Playoffs (or clubs that acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff clubs).
The Golden Knights will be afforded the exact same lottery odds as the team finishing the regular season in 28th place -- or with the third-worst regular-season record. They will be guaranteed no lower than the sixth overall selection.
To accommodate the addition of a 15th team in the NHL Draft Lottery, the odds for all other participating teams have been reduced proportionally from the odds utilized in last year's NHL Draft Lottery.
The allocation of odds for the 1st Lottery Draw of the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery is as follows:
NHL Draft Odds
Vegas Golden Knights*
New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
|No. 1 Pick Odds |
*Vegas assigned same lottery odds as the team finishing the regular season in 28th place
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 NHL Draft Lottery will be assigned NHL Draft selections 4 through 15, in inverse order of regular-season points.
The 2017 NHL Draft will take place at the United Center in Chicago. The first round will take place on Friday, June 23, and the subsequent rounds (2 through 7) on Saturday, June 24.