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Predictions Following the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery

from John,

The Devils were the big winners initially, earning the no. 1 overall pick! This means that the team has the option to make the very first pick on the 21st of June and that they could land the elite prospect Jack Hughes if they wanted to! The Rangers received the second pick while the Blackhawks received the third pick. This means that one of these three teams is very likely to pick either Jack Hughes or Kaako Kappo. Who do you think will grab them? Make your predictions, bet with William Hill US, and who knows? Your hunch might payoff. Don’t worry though, we decided to write this article and give you some ideas on what to bet based on the most popular predictions for this year’s 2019 NHL Draft Lottery.

 

 

The full NHL Draft Lottery and the predictions

1. Devils

The Devils are likely to pick the number 1 prospect in the draft class. Jack Hughes has a great skillset that any team would be happy to have.

2. Rangers

The Rangers will most likely pick Kaapo Kakko as the number 2 prospect in draft class. The Finnish forward has shown great progress and despite his young age he is more than fit for fight.

3. Blackhawks

The Blackhawks are likely to pick up Kirby Dach. He is a talented offensive player who is the most likely player to be picked up after Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko.

4. Avalanche

The Avalanche is predicted to pick Vasili Podkolzin who is an experienced player with a history of playing in the Russian league. He would be a great addition to the team as a wing player.

5. Kings

The Kings are likely to pick Dylan Cozens who many have positioned as the third pick. He is quick and has some powerful shots, making it interesting every time he is near the opponent’s goal.

6. Red Wings

The Red Wings will likely go for a defensive player and if one is meant to be amongst the top 10 picks, expect it to be Bowen Byram. A great future is predicted for him and many say that one day he’ll become one of the best defensive players in US.

 

 

7. Sabres

The Sabres are likely to pick Peyton Krebs, securing themselves a strong skater who is always involved in the play and a clear joker in any match.

8. Oilers

The Oilers are poised to have their eyes locked on Alex Turcotte who is a relentless player and who enjoys a fast-paced game.

9. Ducks

The Ducks are likely to pick Matthew Boldy who is a fast winger with very explosive shots who still manages to make passes in tight plays.

10. Canucks

The Canucks are predicted to pick Trevor Zegras who is a very offensive player capable of showcasing a strong and physical game in the defence.

11. Flyers

The Flyers will most likely pick a defensive player and with Byram presumably taken at this stage, the team is predicted to pick Cam York who is considered the second-best defensive player.

 

 

12. Wild

The Wild will most likely pick Raphael Lavoie who has scored 136 points during his last two seasons with the Mooseheads.

13. Panthers

Ryan Suzuki might follow in the footsteps of his older brother Nick and be drafted as one of the first 17 in the draft.

14. Coyotes

Cole Caufield is poised to be the pick for The Coyotes and with a track record of scoring almost one goal per game, we do understand why.

15. Canadiens

The last pick goes to the Canadiens who are likely to pick Victor Soderstrom who is a two-day defensive player capable of staying in control in all three zones.

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