NHL Draft lottery live updates: Chicago Blackhawks win Connor Bedard sweepstakes, will pick No. 1 overall
The NHL Draft lottery takes place on Monday, and the results will be announced in a 30-minute show at 7 p.m. CT Monday on ESPN.
Anaheim, with the worst record during the regular season, has a 25.5% chance of claiming the No. 1 pick in next month's draft in Nashville, with Columbus, Chicago and others behind them in the odds list.
Connor Bedard, the 17-year-old star center in the Canadian junior ranks, is the presumptive No. 1 pick. He's considered one of the best young talents in the draft in years. Michigan center Adam Fantilli leads a second tier of top prospects in a strong draft, according to multiple draft pundits.
The Predators rank 15th in the odds to win the lottery, but because of the NHL's draft lottery rules, teams can only move up a maximum of 10 spots. So if the Predators win the lottery in either draw for the top pick or the No. 2 pick, they will select at No. 5 overall.
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NHL Draft Lottery 2023 live updates: Where is Connor Bedard going at No. 1 overall? Will the Nashville Predators move into the top 5?
NHL Draft 2023 first round pick order
St. Louis Blues
Arizona Coyotes (from Ottawa Senators)
Picks Nos. 17 through 32 will be settled as the NHL playoffs play out.
The lottery results are being announced
No. 1 pick: Chicago Blackhawks
Connor Bedard is set for Chicago and the Central Division. And the Blackhawks will start a new era inside Bridgestone Arena, where the Kane and Toews era, for all competitive purposes, ended in the 2017 playoffs.
Predators fans on June 28 may make themselves heard during the first pick.
No. 2 pick: Anaheim Ducks
No. 3 pick: Columbus Blue Jackets
ESPN goes to break, but not before Kevin Weekes saying Columbus is moving down to the No. 3 pick without the broadcast showing the NHL official revealing the No. 3 pick. We are just as confused as you are.
No. 4 pick: San Jose Sharks
No. 5 pick: Montreal Canadiens
No. 6 pick: Arizona Coyotes
No. 7 pick: Philadelphia Flyers
No. 8 pick: Washington Capitals
No. 9 pick: Detroit Red Wings
No. 10 pick: St. Louis Blues
No. 11 pick: Vancouver Canucks
No. 12 pick: Arizona Coyotes (from Ottawa)
No. 13 pick: Buffalo Sabres
No. 14 pick: Pittsburgh Penguins
No. 15 pick: Nashville Predators
No. 16 pick: Calgary Flames
The NHL will announce this from No. 16 pick to No. 1. The results will update above this entry....
NHL Draft lottery show begins
It's 7 p.m. in the Central time zone, so let's see who gets Connor Bedard. ESPN's draft lottery coverage is under way. A lot of Connor Bedard highlights.
A few minutes discussion, and then a commercial. All 16 teams appear to be represented via Zoom, with some clear streams and some fuzzy ones.
Nashville Predators set for 4 picks in top 50
The Predators have their own first-and-second round picks in the top 50, and own Edmonton's first round pick as well as Pittsburgh's second round pick. The Oilers are still in the Western Conference playoffs, while the Penguins were just behind the Preds in the regular season standings.
Pittsburgh's second round pick is set to be at No. 46 overall, so the Predators will have a chance to make a real impact on June 28 and 29 at Bridgestone Arena.
NHL Draft lottery odds to earn No. 1 pick
Anaheim Ducks — 25.5%
Columbus Blue Jackets — 13.5%
Chicago Blackhawks — 11.5%
San Jose Sharks — 9.5%
Montreal Canadiens — 8.5%
Arizona Coyotes — 7.5%
Philadelphia Flyers — 6.5%
Washington Capitals — 6%
Detroit Red Wings — 5%
St. Louis Blues — 3.5%
Vancouver Canucks — 3%
Ottawa Senators — 0%* (2.5%)
Buffalo Sabres — 0%* (2%)
Pittsburgh Penguins — 0%* (1.5%)
Nashville Predators — 0%* (0.5%)
Calgary Flames — 0%* (0.5%)
* — Nos. 12-16 will move up 10 positions if their combination is drawn, but won't receive the No. 1 pick. Those five teams combine for about 7% of the odds for their combination to be drawn. Those teams' chances to win the lottery and move up 10 spots are in parenthesis.
How to watch the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery
Time: 7 p.m. Central
Live stream: Watch ESPN and ESPN+
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