How the Arizona Wolf could get the first pick in the NHL Draft

The NHL is set to hold its draft lottery on Tuesday, and the Coyotes have second-best odds of getting the top pick.

SECAUCUS, NJ – The 2022 NHL season is now over, as is the tenure of the Arizona Coyotes at Glendale, as they are in the midst of moving to Tempe to play in the ASU multipurpose arena for at least the next three seasons. Now, it’s the time of year that Wolves and General Manager Bill Armstrong have been waiting for: the season of renewal.

In an exit interview with the media at the end of this season, Armstrong admitted that the draft was a top priority this off season.

“I have a priority list in my office and the numbers all the way from 1-10 say Draft, Draft, Draft, Draft,” Armstrong said. “So we’ll focus on that now. I’ve always said this from my first press conference, you can stack a good player over the next good player over the next good player and soon you’ll have a good squad. And we’ll try to do that through the draft.”

And coming Tuesday, Armstrong will learn where the Coyotes will pick in the first round as the NHL Draft Lottery will be held on Tuesday at the NHL Network’s studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. Coyotes have the second-best chance of getting the top pick, due to finishing with the second-worst record in the NHL.

Tuesday’s lottery will determine the first 16 picks from the draft. It will consist of two draws, with the winners receiving the first and second selection in the draft. After these two draws, the 14 teams that were not selected will receive a lead point in reverse order of points, meaning that the team that finished the season with the fewest points will receive the 3rd pick and the rest will follow. Request.

All teams that did not participate in the playoffs have been entered into the lottery and here are the odds of getting the first selection, according to the NHL:

  • Montreal Canadiens: 18.5%
  • Arizona coyote: 13.5%
  • Seattle Kraken: 11.5%
  • Philadelphia Flyers: 9.5%
  • New Jersey Devils: 8.5%
  • Chicago Blackhawks: 7.5%
  • Ottawa Senators: 6.5%
  • Detroit Red Wings: 6.0%
  • Buffalo saber: 5.0%
  • Anaheim ducks: 3.5%
  • San Jose Sharks: 3.0%
  • Columbus Blue Jackets: 2.5%
  • New York Islanders: 2.0%
  • Winnipeg Jets: 1.5%
  • Canucks Vancouver: 0.5%
  • Vegas Golden Nights 0.5%

There are a few ups and downs that fans will need to know about when entering the sweepstakes.

First, there is a new rule that limits the number of selections a team in the lottery can raise by being selected in one of the two drawings. The rule states that no team can move more than 10 places, so only the top 11 seed (Montreal, Arizona, Seattle, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Chicago, Ottawa, Detroit, Buffalo, Anaheim, and San Jose) qualify to get On choice #1.

Also, due to a deal in July 2021, if Chicago isn’t the first or second pick, Columbus will get the first round in Chicago. If it’s one of the top 2 picks, Blackhawks will keep their pick and Columbus will get Chicago’s pick in the first round next year.

Because of a deal in November 2021, Buffalo will get a Vegas first-round pick this year if the Vegas pick is outside the top ten. Buffalo will get his first-round pick next year.

Armstrong and Wolves have stored footage for the past year. They will have a total of 10 picks in this year’s draft, 7 of which are in the first two rounds.

In the first round, the Coyotes had their pick, a pick from Montreal (obtained in the Christian Dvorak trade) and a pick from the Colorado Avalanche (obtained in the Darcy Kuemper trade).

In the second round, the wolves made their pick, pick from Philadelphia (obtained in the trade that brought Shane Ghostesbeherry to Arizona), pick from islanders (obtained in the trade that brought Andrew Ladd to Arizona) and pick from San Jose (acquired in the Adin Hill trade).

The draft lottery will take place at 3:30 p.m. Arizona time on Tuesday and will be broadcast on ESPN.

The 2022 NHL Scouting Combine will be held May 29 – June 4 in Buffalo, New York.

The 2022 NHL Draft will be held at the Bell Center in Montreal on July 7-8.

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