from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
The NHL’s Board of Governors has approved changes to the system, according to Canadian sports networks TSN and Sportsnet, which will take effect over the next two years.
Beginning this year, only the top two spots in the draft will be determined by the lottery — a reduction from three.
And beginning in 2022, a team can only move up a maximum of 10 spots in the lottery — making 11 of the 16 teams that miss the playoffs eligible for the first overall pick.
Also starting with the 2022 draft, a team can win the lottery no more than twice in a five-year span.
The Red Wings not winning the lottery last season was a key reason for the changes.
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