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Open Post- NHL Draft Lottery, Phase 2

via Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,

The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft will be awarded in the Second Phase of the NHL Draft Lottery on Monday (6 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSN, SN, TVAS).

The eight teams eliminated from the Stanley Cup Qualifiers will participate in the Second Phase, each with a 12.5 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick. The teams are the Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets. 

Those teams finished from seventh (Pittsburgh) to 21st (Minnesota) in the NHL standings this season.

Since the 1995 NHL Draft, no team has held the No. 1 pick finishing better than 26th in the standings.

No team has picked No. 1 after playing in a postseason series since the Minnesota North Stars in the 1983 NHL Draft. Since the 1963 NHL Draft, nine teams have picked No. 1 after playing in the postseason.

"The uniqueness of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery is exciting for the NHL and its fans in part that it was reconfigured into a two-phase process with the initial lottery phase resulting in the No. 1 selection going to a yet to be determined club," said Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting. "The fact that the eight clubs eliminated in the [Stanley Cup Qualifiers] all have equal odds at winning the lottery makes it truly unique, and the fans in each of those eliminated cities will be excited knowing they have a 1-in-8 chance to be awarded the No. 1 selection."

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

Well, we learned two things from the lottery. One, the Rangers just got a whole lot better. And, two, Lil’ Gary still has the cognitive ability to correctly identify the logos of at least eight NHL teams.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 08/10/20 at 06:24 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Dam, I missed it, yawn

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 08/11/20 at 12:40 AM ET

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