The Canadiens win the draft lottery

For the first time in the last 42 years, the Montreal Canadians will choose in number one of the draft after winning the draft lottery this past Tuesday. And they will do it in their own home. The devils they will be in the second placewhile the Coyotes they will have the third place.

The Habs finished the regular season as the worst team in the entire league, -bottom players with 55 points-, which gave more than one 18% odds of choosing first. The lottery only determined the two first places of the draft, as the other fourteen remaining teams were placed based on the regular season standings. The other sixteen groups that are now participating in the playoffs, will know their place on the list when the new champion is crowned. Teams will be ranked based on their postseason results.

«Is something thrilling for us and our fans, who will be very excited, especially with the draft taking place in Montreal. Is a great opportunity for our organization to take steps in order to return to the playoffs,» he said. Kent Hughes, Gerente general of the Canadians.

Who will be number one?

Shane Wright He has many ballots so that his name sounds first. He currently plays in the OHL with the Kingstons and their numbers this season are impressive: 94 points spread over 32 goals and 62 assists during 63 games, while in the playoffs he has already ten points in eight games. In an interview with the NHL Network, Wright defined himself as a very committed player, who can contribute in attack, but also sacrifice himself in defense. Ultimately, very polyvalent.

Therefore, while waiting to know the second half of the draft order, the list is as follows:

  • Montreal Canadians
  • New Devils Jersey
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Seattle Kraken
  • philadelphia flyers
  • columbus Blue Jackets*
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • buffalo sabers
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Saint Joseph Sharks
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • New York Islanders
  • winnipeg jets
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Buffalo Sabers**
  • *(The Blue Jackets take the sixth pick from the Blackhawks due to the terms of the transfer of Seth Jones last year)

    **(The buffalo sabers they get the sixteenth place through the signing of Jack Eichel for the Golden Knights)

    The 2022 Draft will be held at Bell Center from Montreal next July 7th. In addition, the day 8 will take place the second Y third round.