Jets assigned 1.5% odds of winning 2022 NHL Draft Lottery
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By Mike Gould7 months ago
The Winnipeg Jets have a 1.5% chance of winning the upcoming 2022 NHL Draft Lottery, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 10.
The National Hockey League announced the official lottery odds for all 16 non-playoff teams on Sunday afternoon.
There will be two successive lottery draws, with the NHL clarifying that “the odds for the remaining teams will increase on a proportionate basis for the 2nd Lottery Draw, based on which team wins the 1st Lottery Draw.”
Each team will be eligible to move up a maximum of 10 spots with a win, meaning the teams seeded No. 12 to 16 in the lottery will not be able to move to the first-overall position.
The Jets currently are currently the No. 14-seeded team in the lottery and can move up to the fourth draft position with the right draw.
The lottery will occur on May 10 and will be broadcast as part of a television event at 5:30 p.m. CT on ESPN, ESPN+, Sportsnet, SN NOW, and TVA Sports.
The Montreal Canadiens finished with the NHL’s worst record in 2021–22 and have 18.5% odds to win the first lottery drawing, with the Arizona Coyotes, Seattle Kraken, Philadelphia Flyers, and New Jersey Devils rounding out the top five.
The Jets have not selected first overall since relocating from Atlanta in 2011; however, the original Jets franchise snagged Dale Hawerchuk with the top pick in the 1981 NHL Draft.
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