Sunday April 12th, 2015

With the NHL regular season completed, on Sunday the league released its draft lottery odds for the 14 eligible teams.

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The Sabres have a 20% chance of winning the lottery, and the grand prize of Connor McDavid, after finishing a league-worst 23–51–8 with 54 points. The Coyotes have 13.5% odds after going 24–50–8 with 56 points, and the OIlers have 11.5% odds after going 24–44–14 with 62 points. Buffalo can do no worse than receive the second pick, which is widely expected to be Boston University’s freshman Hobey Baker Award winner Jack Eichel.

The NHL Draft Lottery will take place on April 18 at 8 p.m. ET, and air on NBC in the U.S., and CBC and TVA Sports in Canada. The results will be revealed immediately preceding the start of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Rangers and Penguins.

The 2015 NHL draft will take place June 26–27 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., home of the Panthers.

2015 NHL draft lottery odds
 
Team Odds of Winning Lottery Odds of Staying Put Odds of Moving Down a Position
1. Buffalo Sabres 20.0% 20.0% 80.0%
2.Arizona Coyotes 13.5% 20.0% 66.5%
3. Edmonton Oilers 11.5% 33.5% 55.0%
4. Toronto Maple Leafs 9.5% 45.0% 45.5%
5. Carolina Hurricanes 8.5% 54.5% 37.0%
6. New Jersey Devils 7.5% 63.0% 29.5%
7. Philadelphia Flyers 6.5% 70.5% 23.0%
8. Columbus Blue Jackets 6.0% 77.0% 17.0%
9. San Jose Sharks 5.0% 83.0% 12.0%
10. Colorado Avalanche 3.5% 88.0% 8.5%
11. Florida Panthers 3.0% 91.5% 5.5%
12. Dallas Stars 2.5% 94.5% 3.0%
13.Los Angeles Kings 2.0% 97.0% 1.0%
14. Boston Bruins 1.0% 99.0% 0.0%

- Mike Fiammetta

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