NHL Draft Lottery Simulator

The NHL implemented a new format to the draft lottery in order to deter teams from intentionally tanking to ensure a top draft pick. Now finishing last doesn’t guarantee the first overall pick and last-place teams only have an 18.5 per cent chance to select first. Three lottery balls are drawn and any non-playoff team can pick first, second, or third, and then the rest of the draft order is decided based on the standings of the teams that weren’t drawn.

Team Record Streak Last 10 Lottery Odds
1 Florida Panthers 0-2-2 L4 5-3-2 18.5%
2 New York Islanders 2-3-0 W1 6-4-0 9.5%
3 Buffalo Sabres 3-3-0 L2 3-7-0 3.5%
4 Detroit Red Wings 0-5-2 L10 0-6-4 13.5%
5 St Louis Blues 1-3-2 L3 2-6-2 11.5%
6 Arizona Coyotes 2-4-0 W1 4-5-1 8.5%
7 San Jose Sharks 2-3-1 W1 4-5-1 7.5%
8 New York Rangers 2-4-1 L1 2-7-1 6.5%
9 Los Angeles Kings 2-3-1 L3 2-6-2 6%
10 Minnesota Wild 2-2-2 W1 3-5-2 5%
11 Philadelphia Flyers 3-4-0 L1 4-6-0 3%
12 Edmonton Oilers 3-2-0 W3 5-5-0 2.5%
13 Vegas Golden Knights 3-4-0 W2 3-7-0 2%
14 Ottawa Senators 3-2-1 W2 4-5-1 1.5%
15 Washington Capitals 3-2-1 W1 7-2-1 1%
16 Dallas Stars 3-3-0 L2 6-4-0
17 Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1-2 W1 4-3-3
18 Chicago Blackhawks 3-1-2 L1 4-4-2
19 Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1-0 W3 7-3-0
20 Calgary Flames 4-2-0 W2 6-4-0
21 Vancouver Canucks 4-3-0 L1 5-3-2
22 New Jersey Devils 4-1-0 L1 5-5-0
23 Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2-0 W1 4-4-2
24 Carolina Hurricanes 4-2-1 L2 5-4-1
25 Winnipeg Jets 4-2-1 W1 4-5-1
26 Montreal Canadiens 4-1-1 W3 5-3-2
27 Boston Bruins 4-2-1 L2 4-4-2
28 Colorado Avalanche 4-1-2 W1 5-3-2
29 Nashville Predators 5-1-0 W3 7-3-0
30 Anaheim Ducks 5-1-1 W2 5-4-1
31 Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2-0 L1 7-3-0

This year's draft features top prospect Rasmus Dahlin. He's been described as the best defender to come out Sweden since Victor Hedman. After Dahlin, there's a collection of good wingers, Filip Zadina, Brady Tkachuk, and Andrei Svechnikov, who are likely to be selected second, third, and fourth. Dahlin is the top prize in the draft and there's a pretty steep drop after him, so whoever sets their lottery ball drawn will be a real winner.