2022 NHL Draft Lottery Results: Montreal Canadiens win No. 1 pick originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The 2022 NHL Draft order is set.
The Montreal Canadiens won the draft lottery on Tuesday, granting the franchise the No. 1 overall pick when the draft commences on July 7.
Montreal had the highest odds to land the No. 1 pick with an 18.5% chance. The New Jersey Devils, which has the No. 2 overall pick, had an 8.5% chance for the top pick, while the Arizona Coyotes had the second highest odds at 13.5% before falling to the third overall pick.
This is Montreal’s first time picking No. 1 overall since 1980, when Doug Wickenheiser was the first off the board. The Canadiens have had six No. 1 overall picks in franchise history, but it’s been 42 years since the last.
Here’s how all 16 lottery picks panned out:
14. Winnipeg Jets
9. Buffalo Sabres
3. Arizona Coyotes
2. New Jersey Devils
1. Montreal Canadiens
Montreal is also hosting the draft this year, with Round 1 slated to start on Thursday, July 7.
Source: Yahoo Sports