The 2021 NHL Draft Lottery will be held at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET tonight at the NHL Network studio in Secaucus, New Jersey. Due to a rule change, this draft lottery will only include the first and second overall selections. The Los Angeles Kings have the eighth-best odds for the for the first-overall pick, with 5.8 percent.
The two worst teams in the 2021 season, the Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks, have the best odds at either lottery selection, followed by the Seattle Kraken in their inaugural draft. The draft lottery will determine and finalize the order of the first 16 picks, while the playoffs settle picks 17 through 32.
Tonight’s broadcast can be viewed on NBCSN and NHL Network in the United States, as well as Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada, ahead of Game 1 between the Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens.
2021 NHL Draft Lottery Odds For 1st Overall
|4||New Jersey Devils||10.30%|
|5||Columbus Blue Jackets||8.50%|
|6||Detroit Red Wings||7.60%|
|7||San Jose Sharks||6.70%|
|8||Los Angeles Kings||5.80%|
|16||New York Rangers||1.00%|
* In their inaugural draft, the Seattle Kraken have been assigned the No. 3 seed with same lottery odds as the No. 4 seed (10.3%), so they cannot draft lower than fifth-overall.
** The Arizona Coyotes were forced to forfeit their first-round pick in 2021 NHL Draft, due to sanctions from the league in August 2020 for violating the the combine testing policy and will result in a re-draw if selected in either lottery.
The odds for the second-overall pick will adjust proportionally based on the team who wins first overall.
2021 NHL Draft Lottery Results
|4||New Jersey Devils||0|
|5||Columbus Blue Jackets||0|
|6||Detroit Red Wings||0|
|7||San Jose Sharks||0|
|8||Los Angeles Kings||0|
|15||New York Rangers||0|