NHL Draft Lottery night is finally here and we will soon know where our Detroit Red Wings will be selecting in the 2022 NHL Draft.
As you can see below (via Tankathon), the Red Wings have a 6.0% chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 draft. Montreal leads the way with an 18.5% chance of landing the top pick.
Here is how you can watch tonight’s NHL Draft Lottery live.
What: 2022 NHL Draft Lotter
When: Tuesday, May 10 (6:30 p.m. ET)
TV Channel: ESPN (U.S.), Sportsnet, TVA Sports (Canada)
Stream: ESPN+, SN NOW
How the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery will work: (Via Sporting News)
The 16 teams that do not make the playoffs are assigned an odds percentage that is based on where they finished in the standings. The lower the team finishes, the higher their odds are at the top pick.
The NHL implemented a few new changes to the rules of the lottery last season.
There will be two draws, one for the No. 1 pick and one for No. 2. After that, the order will go based on where teams finished the season. This is a change from three drawings for the top-three picks, which was the NHL’s system in the past.
One of the two new rules that will be implemented in this draft is that teams will be restricted from moving up more than 10 spots if it wins one of the lottery draws. So, whichever teams are slotted between Nos. 12-16 cannot get the No. 1 pick.
The other change is that teams cannot win the lottery more than twice in a five-year span. Any wins in the lottery prior to 2022 will not be counted toward this total, so 2022 marks the beginning of any team’s five-year period.
After the first two picks have been determined, the rest of the field will be slotted in order of where they finished in the standings. This ensures that the team with the worst record cannot fall any further than third.
Nation, where do you think the Red Wings will be picking in the 2022 NHL Draft?