NEW YORK – The National Hockey League will be holding the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery, on Tuesday, May 10, at NHL Network’s Secaucus, N.J., studio. The event will be broadcast live beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN+, Sportsnet, SN NOW and TVA Sports.
The 2022 NHL Draft Lottery will determine the order of selection for the first 16 picks in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Participants are all teams that did not qualify for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the teams that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff teams).
REMINDER: The NHL announced changes to the Draft Lottery format on March 23, 2021. Among the changes taking effect this season, there will be a limit on the total number of selections (10) a team participating in the Draft Lottery can “move up” in the event it wins one of the Lottery Draws. Thus, only the top 11 seeds will be eligible to receive the first overall selection in the 2022 NHL Draft.
The allocation of odds for the 1st Lottery Draw of the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery is as follows:
|Draft Lottery Participants(Fewest Points to Most)||Odds|
|New Jersey Devils||8.5%|
|Chicago Blackhawks *||7.5%|
|Detroit Red Wings||6.0%|
|San Jose Sharks||3.0%|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||2.5%|
|New York Islanders||2.0%|
|Vegas Golden Knights **||0.5%|
* Under the terms of a July 23, 2021 trade, Chicago will transfer its 1st-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft to Columbus if it is not a top 2 pick. If it becomes a top 2 pick as a result of the Draft Lottery, Chicago will retain the pick and instead transfer to Columbus its 1st-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.
** Under the terms of a Nov. 4, 2021 trade, Vegas will transfer its 1st-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft to Buffalo if it is not a top 10 pick. If it becomes a top 10 pick as a result of the Draft Lottery, Vegas will retain the pick and instead transfer to Buffalo its 1st-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.
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.
The 14 teams not selected in the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery will be assigned the remaining 2022 NHL Draft selections (among 1 through 16 in the first round), in inverse order of regular-season points.
NHL Central Scouting will release its final rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday, May 5. Click here to view the mid-season rankings.
The 2022 NHL Scouting Combine, showcasing the top draft-eligible North American and international prospects, will be held from May 29 – June 4 at KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter in Buffalo, N.Y.
The 2022 NHL Draft will take place at Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens, over two days. Round 1 will be held on Thursday, July 7, followed by Rounds 2-7 on Friday, July 8.