NHL Draft Lottery will be held remotely on May 10
Shane Wright will likely have a better understanding of what his NHL future holds on May 10.
According to a report from Chris Johnston of TSN, the NHL has informed teams that the NHL Draft Lottery will take place on the May date with the event being conducted remotely.
The draft lottery has, historically, been a live in-studio televised event with representatives from each of the teams that failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in attendance. Instead, those organizations will have a member participate remotely from their home cities, according to Johnston.
News: NHL teams have been informed the draft lottery will be held May 10.
The draft *lottery will be conducted remotely with GMs/executives patched in from their home cities.
The entry draft remains July 7-8 in Montreal.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 20, 2022
The 2022 NHL Draft is scheduled for July 7-8 at Bell Centre in Montreal.
Wright, the consensus No. 1 pick for the 2022 draft, has 94 points (32 goals, 62 assists) in 63 games for the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League this season. He’s topped each and every ranking at FCHockey all season long. Logan Cooley of the US National Team Development Program is ranked No. 2, and HK Nitra defenseman Simon Nemec is No. 3.
The NHL Draft Lottery format changed last spring.
Teams will be limited to no more than two lottery wins in a five-year period, and a team winning the lottery will be allowed to jump a maximum of 10 spots. The number of lottery picks has also been lowered from three to two.
The Arizona Coyotes, last in the NHL, currently have the best odds of winning the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery at 18.5%. The Montreal Canadiens are second at 13.5%, and the Philadelphia Flyers are third at 11.5%. The Seattle Kraken are fourth at 9.5%, and the Chicago Blackhawks are fifth at 8.5%.