April 9, 2019

Devils win 2019 NHL Draft Lottery

The New Jersey Devils will select first overall in the 2019 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday.

The Devils had an 11.5 percent chance of winning the draft lottery, and will select first overall for the second time in three years. New Jersey also won the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery before selecting center Nico Hischier from the Halifax Mooseheads.


The New York Rangers will select second, and the Chicago Blackhawks will pick third.

The Colorado Avalanche, who hold the Ottawa Senators top pick, will select fourth. The Avalanche entered with the best odds of winning the draft lottery at 18.5 percent.

Here is the order of the 2019 NHL Draft:

1. New Jersey Devils
2. New York Rangers
3. Chicago Blackhawks
4. Colorado Avalanche (via OTT)
5. Los Angeles Kings
6. Detroit Red Wings
7. Buffalo Sabres
8. Edmonton Oilers
9. Anaheim Ducks
10. Vancouver Canucks
11. Philadelphia Flyers
12. Minnesota Wild
13. Florida Panthers
14. Arizona Coyotes
15. Montreal Canadiens

Picks 16-31 are to be determined by the results of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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