How to watch the 2024 NHL draft lottery: ESPN schedule

ByESPN staff ESPN logo
Monday, May 6, 2024

It's time for the 2024 NHL draft lottery, where 16 teams that didn't make the Stanley Cup playoffs will find out the order they'll pick in during the upcoming draft in June.

Here's everything you need to know about the event.

How can I watch the NHL draft lottery?

The lottery is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN and ESPN+.

Which teams have the best odds of winning the lottery?

San Jose Sharks - 18.5%

Chicago Blackhawks - 13.5%

Anaheim Ducks - 11.5%

Columbus Blue Jackets - 9.5%

Montreal Canadiens - 8.5%

Utah - 7.5%

Ottawa Senators - 6.5%

Seattle Kraken - 6.0%

Calgary Flames - 5.0%

New Jersey Devils - 3.5%

Buffalo Sabres - 3.0%

Philadelphia Flyers - 2.5%

Minnesota Wild - 2.0%

Pittsburgh Penguins - 1.5%

Detroit Red Wings - 0.5%

St. Louis Blues - 0.5%

Who's projected to be picked No. 1?

Macklin Celebrini, a center out of Boston University, is projected to be the No. 1 pick. He's the youngest player to receive the Hobey Baker Award -- the honor given to the top NCAA men's hockey player -- and our most recent mock draft calls him "franchise altering."

How do I find out more about the NHL?

The 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing. Fans can check out the current bracket, scores and schedule at our information hub.