Everything you need to know about the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery

The Montreal Canadiens have the fifth-best odds of winning the NHL Draft Lottery. Let's answer some other questions you have about May 7th's event.
2022 First Overall Pick Juraj Slafkovsky
2022 First Overall Pick Juraj Slafkovsky / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

The 2024 NHL Draft Lottery will air on Sportsnet, ESPN, and TVASports on May 7th in Secaucus, New Jersey. You can see where the Canadiens will pick before the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers drop the puck for Game 2.

There will be two lottery drawings, one for the first overall selection and one for the second pick. The top 11 teams in the lottery are eligible to win the first overall pick with varying odds.

2024 NHL Draft Lottery Odds

  1. San Jose Sharks: 18.5%
  2. Chicago Blackhawks: 13.5%
  3. Anaheim Ducks: 11.5%
  4. Columbus Blue Jackets: 9.5%
  5. Montreal Canadiens: 8.5%
  6. Utah: 7.5%
  7. Ottawa Senators: 6.5%
  8. Seattle Kraken: 6.0%
  9. Calgary Flames: 5.0%
  10. New Jersey Devils: 3.5%
  11. Buffalo Sabres: 3.5%
  12. Philadelphia Flyers: 2.5%
  13. Minnesota Wild: 2.0%
  14. Pittsburgh Penguins: 1.5%
  15. Detroit Red Wings: 0.5%
  16. St. Louis Blues: 0.5%

Under the new rules, the Canadiens are eligible to win the draft lottery just one more time until 2027, since they won in 2022 and drafted Juraj Slafkovsky first overall. The new rules state that a team can win the draft lottery two times within five years.

Macklin Celebrini will be the reward for the team winning the first overall draft selection. He was the Hobey Baker Award winner with Boston University in the 2023-24 season. Celebrini became the fourth freshman to win the award, joining Paul Kariya, Jack Eichel, and Adam Fantilli.