What you need to know ahead of the NHL Draft Lottery:
When: Wednesday, June 2 at 4:00 pm PT
Where: Secaucus, New Jersey
Watch: NBC Sports or NHL Network
After selecting Quinton Byfield with the second-overall selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Kings will look to continue to bolster their promising prosoect pool. Having finished the season with the seventh worst record this season, the Kings enter the NHL Draft Lottery with the eight best odds (5.8%) to get the number one or two overall draft pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft.
With the new NHL Draft Lottery rules, the Kings can only end up drafting in five slots, 1,2,8,9,10.
Pick No. 1 - should LA win the first drawing
Pick No. 2 - should LA win the second drawing
Pick No. 8 - should the two teams winning the first and second drawing currently sit ahead of them in the rankings
Pick No. 9 - should only one of the two teams winning the first and second drawing currently sit behind them in the rankings (essentially, only one team would leapfrog them and push the Kings back a position)
Pick No. 10 - should both of the two teams winning the first and second drawing currently sit behind them in the rankings