The NHL season has come to an end and that means the Stanley Cup Playoffs are now upon us. But not everyone is going to be partaking in the playoff glory this year as many teams are already on to next year and the preparations for getting better begin with the NHL Draft Lottery.
We won’t find out who will be picking No. 1 overall until later this week but with the season being over it appears the odds are now locked in. Here’s a look at the final NHL Draft Lottery odds following the end of the season:
|Rank||Team||% of Winning|
|5||New York Islanders*||8.1|
|8||Toronto Maple Leafs||3.6|
|12||New Jersey Devils***||1.1|
*** – The New Jersey Devils will receive the 30th overall pick regardless of their final standing as penalty for cap circumvention in signing Ilya Kovalchuk.
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