With the regular season complete, the NHL has released final percent chances for the 15 non-playoff teams to win the No. 1 selection in the NHL Draft.
The Detroit Red Wings have the fifth-best odds at 8.5 percent. The Buffalo Sabres have the best odds at 18.5 percent.
The NHL Draft Lottery is Saturday, April 28, in Toronto. Only the first three picks in the NHL Draft will be determined by the lottery. After the first three teams have been set, picks 4-15 will go in reverse order of regular-season points.
Rasmus Dahlin, a defenseman from Sweden, is expected to be the No. 1 pick. Quinn Hughes, a defenseman from the University of Michigan, also is expected to be selected high in the first round.
DRAFT LOTTERY ODDS FOR NO. 1 PICK
Buffalo Sabres: 18.5 percent
Ottawa Senators: 13.5 percent
Arizona Coyotes: 11.5 percent
Montreal Canadiens: 9.5 percent
Detroit Red Wings: 8.5 percent
Vancouver Canucks: 7.5 percent
Chicago Blackhawks: 6.5 percent
New York Rangers: 6.0 percent
Edmonton Oilers: 5.0 percent
New York Islanders: 3.5 percent
Carolina Hurricanes: 3.0 percent
New York Islanders (from Flames): 2.5 percent
Dallas Stars: 2.0 percent
St. Louis Blues: 1.5 percent
Florida Panthers: 1.0 percent
Note: Under terms of a Nov. 5, 2017 trade, the Senators have the option to retain their pick and instead send the Avalanche their first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Note: Under terms of a June 23, 2017 trade, if the Blues’ pick is in the top 10, the Blues have the option to retain their pick and instead send the Flyers their first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.