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 Detroit Red Wings 30-39-13 L3 4-4-2 8.5%
2 Buffalo Sabres 25-45-12 L4 2-8-0 18.5%
3 St Louis Blues 44-32-6 L1 5-4-1 1.5%
4 Ottawa Senators 28-43-11 L2 2-8-0 13.5%
5 Arizona Coyotes 29-41-12 L2 5-4-1 11.5%
6 Montreal Canadiens 29-40-13 L1 3-6-1 9.5%
7 Vancouver Canucks 31-40-11 L1 6-2-2 7.5%
8 Chicago Blackhawks 33-39-10 L2 3-5-2 6.5%
9 New York Rangers 34-39-9 L3 2-7-1 6%
10 Edmonton Oilers 36-40-6 W2 5-4-1 5%
11 New York Islanders 35-37-10 W3 5-5-0 3.5%
12 Carolina Hurricanes 36-35-11 W1 5-5-0 3%
13 Calgary Flames 37-35-10 W1 2-8-0 2.5%
14 Dallas Stars 42-32-8 W1 4-6-0 2%
15 Florida Panthers 44-30-8 W5 7-2-1 1%
16 Colorado Avalanche 43-30-9 L1 3-6-1
17 New Jersey Devils 44-29-9 L1 5-4-1
18 Columbus Blue Jackets 45-30-7 L2 5-2-3
19 Los Angeles Kings 45-29-8 L5 4-4-2
20 Philadelphia Flyers 42-26-14 L2 5-4-1
21 San Jose Sharks 45-27-10 W4 5-4-1
22 Pittsburgh Penguins 47-29-6 W2 7-3-0
23 Anaheim Ducks 44-25-13 L4 5-5-0
24 Minnesota Wild 45-26-11 L1 4-5-1
25 Toronto Maple Leafs 49-26-7 L1 5-5-0
26 Washington Capitals 49-26-7 W2 6-2-2
27 Vegas Golden Knights 51-24-7 W4 7-3-0
28 Boston Bruins 50-20-12 W1 5-4-1
29 Tampa Bay Lightning 54-23-5 W1 6-3-1
30 Winnipeg Jets 52-20-10 W1 8-2-0
31 Nashville Predators 53-18-11 W1 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.