NHL Draft Lottery takes place tonight: Odds, prospect rankings, and more
The NHL Draft Lottery is set for tonight at 7 PM ET on NBCSN and NHLN in the U.S. In Canada, you can watch it on SN and TVA, check your local listings.
Last month, lottery odds were announced. Some outstanding questions as to how the Seattle Kraken would place and what do with the Arizona Coyotes forfeited pick were also answered. With the Lottery drawing set for this evening, every team knows their chances to win.
Draft Lottery Odds
Per the NHL:
The allocation of odds for the 1st Lottery Draw of the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery is as follows:
|Seed||Team||Odds (#1 / Top 2)|
|1||Buffalo Sabres||16.6% / 31.6%|
|2||Anaheim Ducks||12.1% / 23.8%|
|3||Seattle Kraken *||10.3% / 20.5%|
|4||New Jersey Devils||10.3% / 20.5%|
|5||Columbus Blue Jackets||8.5% / 17.1%|
|6||Detroit Red Wings||7.6% / 15.4%|
|7||San Jose Sharks||6.7% / 13.6%|
|8||Los Angeles Kings||5.8% / 11.8%|
|9||Vancouver Canucks||5.4% / 11.1%|
|10||Ottawa Senators||4.5% / 9.3%|
|11||Arizona Coyotes **||3.1% / 6.4%|
|12||Chicago Blackhawks||2.7% / 5.6%|
|13||Calgary Flames||2.2% / 4.6%|
|14||Philadelphia Flyers||1.8% / 3.8%|
|15||Dallas Stars||1.4% / 2.9%|
|16||New York Rangers||1.0% / 2.1%|
* Seattle Kraken assigned No. 3 seed with same lottery odds as No. 4 seed (10.3%).
If Arizona’s ball is selected, it will be a redraw. Odds for landing in the top 2 per Tankathon.
Prospect Rankings: Owen Power likely to go first overall
Owen Power is likely to go first overall at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft based on Central Scouting’s rankings. The 6-6, 213 lbs blue-liner notched 16 points as a rookie with Michigan in the NCAA. He’s currently with Team Canada at the World Championships at the tender age of 18.
“I think any kid that plays hockey also wants to go No. 1 if they can, so everyone dreams about it,” Power said via NHL.com. “Obviously it’d be a huge honor to me and my family, and we’d be really excited, but at the end of the day that’s also something I can’t really control.”
Here are your Top 5 North American skaters:
- Owen Power (D, NCAA)
- Mason McTavish (C, OHL)
- Kent Johnson (C, NCAA)
- Luke Hughes (D, NTDP)
- Dylan Guenther (RW, WHL)
Full N.A. Rankings here.
Here are your Top 5 European skaters:
- William Eklund (LW, Sweden)
- Simon Edvinsson (D, Sweden)
- Aatu Raty (C, Finland)
- Nikita Chibrikov (RW, Russia)
- Fedor Svechkov (C, Russia)
Full Euro Rankings here.