2022 NHL draft lottery to be held May 10

Posted: 20/04/2022 in NHL
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The 2022 NHL Draft lottery will be held May 10, according to TSN’s Chris Johnston.

The event will be held remotely, with general managers or executives patched in.

Here’s a look at the estimated odds for the current bottom-five teams in the standings.

RANKTEAM2021-22 POINTSCHANCE AT NO. 1 PICK
1Arizona Coyotes4916.6%
2Montreal Canadiens5112.1%
3Philadelphia Flyers5710.9%
4Seattle Kraken569.7%
5Columbus Blue Jackets (via CHI)618.5%

Columbus owns Chicago’s first-rounder as a part of the Seth Jones trade last summer.

Last March, the NHL announced changes for the 2022 lottery. Teams now can’t move up more than 10 spots if they win one of the lottery draws, and clubs can’t win the lottery more than twice in a five-year span. Lottery winners prior to 2022 won’t be counted in the total.

The Buffalo Sabres selected defenseman Owen Power after winning last year’s lottery. The Kraken and Anaheim Ducks rounded out the top three.

This year’s projected No. 1 pick is forward Shane Wright of the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs. The 18-year-old recorded 94 points in 63 games this season and was named to Canada’s world junior squad, which will compete in August after a COVID-19 outbreak last winter.

The 2022 NHL Draft will take place July 7-8 in Montreal.

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