NHL Draft Lottery Odds 2019
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2020 NHL Entry Draft will be the 58th edition. The draft goes June 26–27, 2020, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We will post odds when they become available!
— NHL (@NHL) June 22, 2019
Rogers Arena, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, hosted the 2019 NHL Entry Draft June 21 and 22, 2019. This is the 57th annual draft of top Junior stars and NHL draft lottery odds 2019 are slowly being posted at top online sportsbooks.
NHL 2019 Entry Draft is complete. Posted below in red are betting winners!
|First Pick 2019 NHL Draft Odds|
|Jack Hughes - Center (USA U-18) 1st Pick||1.10||1.083||1.13|
|Kaapo Kakko - Right Wing (Finland - TPS) 2nd||6.00||7.00||3.55
With Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko dominating the top two NHL 2019 Draft slots, SportsInteraction has posted ddds on the player to be drafted with the third overall pick. All prices were last updated on June 20, 2019.
|Third Pick 2019 NHL Draft Odds|
|Bowen Byram D Vancouver Giants (WHL) 4th Pick||1.33|
|Alex Turcotte C (USA U-18) 5th Pick||1.40|
|Kirby Dach C Saskatoon Blades (WHL) 3rd Pick||14.00|
|Dylan Cozens C Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) 7th Pick||14.00|
|Cole Caufield RW (USA U-18) 15th Pick||36.00|
|Trevor Zegras C (USA U-18) 9th Pick||36.00|
|Vasily Podkolzin RW Neva St. Petersburg (VHL) 10th Pick||51.00|
|Matthew Boldy LW (USA U-18) 12th Pick||51.00|
|Peyton Krebs C Kootenay Ice (WHL) 17th Pick||67.00|
|Victor Soderstrom D Brynas (Sweden U20) 11th Pick||81.00|
|Alex Newhook C Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) 16th Pick||81.00|
|Any Other Player - Field||81.00|
League Supremacy odds have the CHL and Rest Of the World tied:
|1st Round - League Sumpremacy Odds|
|Canadian Hockey League (CHL)||1.83|
|Rest of World Leagues (17-14)||1.83|
Lots of Canadian Kids will be drafted - Here are the OVER/UNDER odds:
|Number of Canadian 1st Round Picks|
|UNDER 12.5 (11 Picks Round 1)||1.80|
NHL Draft Lottery Picks 2019
NHL Draft Picks 2019
Beginning with the end of the 2018-19 National Hockey League season, teams that did not advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs were entered into the April 9th NHL Draft Lottery. Weighted, based how they finished in the standings; teams were assigned a win percentage chance of "earning" the first pick.
Longshot odds won the night at the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery as the Devils, Rangers (7.5%) and Blackhawks (2.5%) received top three draft selections despite having underdog odds.
Appearing to try, paying out on sports betting in Canada early, Ottawa closed their season on a 14-31-2 slide and the Senators were an NHL best 18.5% of being the first ball to drop in the Draft Lottery. New Jersey, 11.5% third best odds to receive the top pick, was the first ball out then New York and Chicago. Los Angeles had second top odds but the Kings will select fifth overall.
Jack Hughes is expected to go No. 1 in the NHL Draft to the Devils followed by Kaapo Kakko to the Rangers at No. 2. What the Blackhawks then do could set the tenor for the rest of the first round Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS), writes @NHLAdamK https://t.co/htHCf5SB98— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) June 15, 2019
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* Ottawa won the fourth pick in the Draft Lottery but traded it to Colorado. Here are the 2019 Draft Lottery percentage odds and top 15 NHL 2019 draft picks:
|2019 NHL Draft Lottery Odds||To Win|
|* Colorado Avalanche (4th)||18.5%|
|Los Angeles Kings (5th)||13.5%|
|New Jersey Devils (1st)||11.5%|
|Detroit Red Wings (6th)||9.5%|
|Buffalo Sabres (7th)||8.5%|
|New York Rangers (2nd)||7.5%|
|Edmonton Oilers (8th)||6.5%|
|Anaheim Ducks (9th)||8.0%|
|Vancouver Canucks (10th)||5.0%|
|Philadelphia Flyers (11th)||3.5%|
|Minnesota Wild (12th)||3.0%|
|Chicago Blackhawks (3rd)||2.5%|
|Florida Panthers (13th)||2.0%|
|Arizona Coyotes (14th)||1.5%|
|Montreal Canadiens (15th)||1.0%|
2019 NHL Draft Picks by Team
Argued forever, whether teams tank seasons to receive a projected super-star in the making, the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL are constantly trying to adjust their annual amateur selection process to make them as “fair” as possible.
In the National Hockey League, they have reduced the odds that the worst teams will receive the highest selection through a weighted draft lottery system.
A squad with the worst NHL record has a 18.5% chance to pick first overall while the team that finished 17th has a very narrow 1.0% opportunity.
NHL cellar dwellers can trade their drafts picks, current or future, to any team they want. Ottawa did that just that, before they finished last in 2018-19. as the Senators traded their 2019 first round pick to Colorado.
The Avalanche, despite making the NHL playoffs, had an 18.5% chance of claiming the top pick. The balls didn’t drop their way - but they still received a fourth overall pick.
First overall 2013 NHL Draft Pick Nathan MacKinnon has done well in Denver:
NHL First Round Draft Picks
Coveted annually, with few exceptions, NHL first round draft picks range from panning out as super-stars to footnotes. See Mario Lemieux, Alexander Ovechkin and Connor McDavid for the former.
Drafting first is costly if not done right. The Edmonton Oilers are well aware of that as 2012 first overall pick Nail Yakupov averaged 27 points over four seasons and is now playing in the KHL for the SKA Saint Petersburg.
However, the 2019 NHL Entry Draft top overall selection seems fairly safe, as USA U-18 star Jack Hughes is the odds on favorite to be selected first overall by New Jersey.
NHL Draft Lottery 2019 Odds
Additional NHL Draft betting option will surface soon. Watch the odds table above for updated prices. There are more sports to bet on though!
Once the NHL playoffs are complete, and players from all 31 teams are free to negotiate with the squad of their choice, there could be some trades prior to the NHL Draft that include top picks.
The window can be narrow as Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals can playout as late as June 15 like they did with Boston vs Vancouver in 2011. That gives everyone about a week to get deals done.
Head-to head NHL draft lottery 2019 odds are the most popular online betting options. Bookmakers research official Junior player rankings, plus NHL team needs, and post a list of "Who Will Be Drafted First" pairings.
The first NHL draft odds, on Bodog's futures board, feature Jack Hughes vs Kaapo Kakko, the top projected North American and European skaters respectively.
How Does the NHL Draft Lottery Work
All North American players, 18 years old on or before September 15, though not past age 20 prior to December 31, can enter the NHL Entry Draft.
Non North American hockey players, who are over 20 years old, plus players who were drafted but not signed by teams that picked them, are also eligible. Clubs who draft NCAA players have thirty days to sign them after they leave college.
Is NHL Draft Lottery on TV
Buying the NHL rights, held by TSN from 2006-14, CTV Sportsnet broadcasts the NHL Draft lottery on TV across Canada. Radio affiliates, like the Fan540 in Toronto and FAN960 in Calgary, have extensive draft coverage before, during and after each NHL draft.
Sportsnet.ca also live streams pre-draft specials, delivers two-day LIVE Draft coverage, plus add post selection analysis.
When Are NHL Draft Lottery 2019 Picks Made
Celebrating the best young talent in the world, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Canucks host the NHL Draft for the third time June 21-22, 2019.
Rogers Arena hosts their second event, 2006 was the first, while BC Place Stadium had the honors back in 1990. Teams making deals up until the first pick is announced, and during the draft, can change the betting lines dramatically.
Why is there a NHL Draft Lottery
Scanning the globe, for top hockey talent, is the job of NHL Scouting Staffs. While players in the NFL and NBA are largely recruited out of the NCAA football and basketball programs, the NHL replenishes its talent from a variety of leagues.
The Ontario Hockey League (20) Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (13) and the Western Hockey League (7) have produced 40 of 56 top picks.
Who Won the NHL Draft Lottery
Some squads have had more success during the NHL Draft than others. In the early days, the Montreal Canadiens were a team who won the NHL Draft lottery often by selecting stars like Guy Lafleur and Réjean Houle who both won five Stanley Cups with the Habs.
Mario Lemieux, Sydney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury helped Pittsburgh win Cups. Edmonton is a top pick wasteland.
Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights are the only current franchises to never have the first pick in an NHL Draft.
Sometimes a win - sometimes not: Here are the first 57 selections:
|Year||First NHL Draft Selection
||Team/1st Round Picks|
|2019||Jack Hughes||New Jersey Devils (2)|
|2018||Rasmus Dahlin||Buffalo Sabres (3)
|2017||Nico Hischier||New Jersey Devils (1)|
|2016||Auston Matthews||Toronto Maple Leafs (2)|
|2015||Connor McDavid||Edmonton Oilers (4)|
|2014||Aaron Ekblad||Florida Panthers (1)|
|2013||Nathan MacKinnon||Colorado Avalanche (1)|
|2012||Nail Yakupov||Edmonton Oilers (3)|
|2011||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||Edmonton Oilers (2)|
|2010||Taylor Hall||Edmonton Oilers (1)|
|2009||John Tavares||New York Islanders (4)|
|2008||Steven Stamkos||Tampa Bay Lightning (3)|
|2007||Patrick Kane||Chicago Blackhawks (1)|
|2006||Erik Johnson||St. Louis Blues (1)|
|2005||Sidney Crosby||Pittsburgh Penguins (3)|
|2004||Alex Ovechkin||Washington Capitals (3)|
|2003||Marc-Andre Fleury||Pittsburgh Penguins (2)|
|2002||Rick Nash||Columbus Blue Jackets (1)|
|2001||Ilya Kovalchuk||Atlanta Thrashers (2)|
|2000||Rick DiPietro||New York Islanders (3)|
|1999||Patrik Stefan||Atlanta Thrashers (1)|
|1998||Vincent Lecavalier||Tampa Bay Lightning (2)|
|1997||Joe Thornton||Boston Bruins (3)|
|1996||Chris Phillips||Ottawa Senators (3)|
|1995||Bryan Berard||Ottawa Senators (2)|
|1994||Ed Jovanovski||Florida Panthers (1)|
|1993||Alexandre Daigle||Ottawa Senators (1)|
|1992||Roman Hamrlik||Tampa Bay Lightning (1)|
|1991||Eric Lindros||Quebec Nordiques (3)|
|1990||Owen Nolan||Quebec Nordiques (2)|
|1989||Mats Sundin||Quebec Nordiques (1)|
|1988||Mike Modano||Minnesota North Stars (3)|
|1987||Pierre Turgeon||Buffalo Sabres (2)|
|1986||Joe Murphy||Detroit Red Wings (3)|
|1985||Wendel Clark||Toronto Maple Leafs (1)|
|1984||Mario Lemieux||Pittsburgh Penguins (1)|
|1983||Brian Lawton||Minnesota North Stars (2)|
|1982||Gord Kluzak||Boston Bruins (2)|
|1981||Dale Hawerchuk||Winnipeg Jets (1)|
|1980||Doug Wickenheiser||Montreal Canadiens (5)|
|1979||Rob Ramage||Colorado Rockies (1)|
|1978||Bobby Smith||Minnesota North Stars (1)|
|1977||Dale McCourt||Detroit Red Wings (2)|
|1976||Rick Green||Washington Capitals (2)|
|1975||Mel Bridgman||Philadelphia Flyers (1)|
|1974||Greg Joly||Washington Capitals (1)|
|1973||Denis Potvin||New York Islanders (2)|
|1972||Billy Harris||New York Islanders (1)|
|1971||Guy Lafleur||Montreal Canadiens (4)|
|1970||Gilbert Perreault||Buffalo Sabres (1)|
|1969||Rejean Houle||Montreal Canadiens (3)|
|1968||Michel Plasse||Montreal Canadiens (2)|
|1967||Rick Pagnutti||Los Angeles Kings (1)|
|1966||Barry Gibbs||Boston Bruins (1)|
|1965||Andre Veilleux||New York Rangers (1)|
|1964||Claude Gauthier||Detroit Red Wings (1)|
|1963||Garry Monahan||Montreal Canadiens (1)|