By NHL Public Relations
May 8, 2023
The 2023 NHL Draft Lottery, used to determine the order of selection for the first 16 picks in the first round of the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft, will be broadcast live Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports from the NHL Network’s studio in Secaucus, N.J.
Connor Bedard, a center from the Regina Pats who produced numbers the WHL has not seen in nearly a quarter of a century, enters the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft as the No. 1 prospect.
Click here to access the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery Information Guide, which features the odds and format for the event as well as lookup tables (both by combination ID and team sequence).
A total of seven first-overall picks remain in the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs – tied for the second-highest total at this stage in a postseason. The list consists of Jack Hughes (2019), Nico Hischier (2017), Auston Matthews (2016), Connor McDavid (2015), Aaron Ekblad (2014), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011) and John Tavares (2009).
* Winning NHL Draft Lottery can become franchise-altering event
Source: NHL Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition – May 8, 2023