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BLOG: NHL announces changes to draft lottery

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
The NHL announced today changes to the draft lottery, which will be phased in over a two-year period beginning in 2015.

The odds of winning the first overall selection in the NHL Draft for the 14 non-playoff teams will be adjusted “to more appropriately reflect the current state of competitive balance in the league.”

This means the 10 highest-finishing non-playoff teams will receive higher lottery odds than before and the four lowest finishing teams will receive lower odds.

The following is the revised list of odds:

Non-Playoff Team

(Fewest Pts. to Most)           New Draft Lottery Odds           Odds Under Former Allocation

1                                                   20.0%                                             25.0%

2                                                   13.5%                                             18.8%

3                                                   11.5%                                              14.2%

4                                                    9.5%                                               10.7%

5                                                   8.5%                                               8.1%

6                                                   7.5%                                               6.2%

7                                                  6.5%                                               4.7%

8                                                    6.0%                                               3.6%

9                                                    5.0%                                                2.7%

10                                                  3.5%                                                2.1%

11                                                  3.0%                                                1.5%

12                                                  2.5%                                                1.1%

13                                                  2.0%                                                0.8%

14                                                  1.0%                                                0.5%

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