from Mike G. Morreale of the NHL's website,
There will be two lottery drawings, one for the No. 1 pick and one for the No. 2 pick.
Teams only can move up 10 selections if it wins one of the lottery draws. Only the top 11 teams in the lottery are eligible to receive the No. 1 selection in the 2023 draft.
Once the two top picks have been established, the remaining teams will be assigned picks Nos. 3-16 based on inverse order of the final regular-season standings.
The Anaheim Ducks, who finished last in the NHL standings (23-47-12), will have the best odds of winning the No. 1 pick at 18.5 percent.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, who were 31st in the standings (25-48-9), will have the second-best odds at 13.5 percent, followed by the Chicago Blackhawks (26-49-7) at 11.5 percent.
The Arizona Coyotes will have two picks, their own as well as the Ottawa Senators' selection, which was acquired as part of the trade for defenseman Jakob Chychrun on March 1. However, if the Senators pick is in the top five, it would stay with Ottawa and Arizona instead would receive the Senators' unprotected first-round selection in the 2024 NHL Draft.
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What I am wondering. Doesn’t the lowest team Anaheim also have the percentages of teams above the 11th pick added to their chance of 1OA because they would not be removed from that spot?
RGEP, that's correct. If one of teams #12 through #16 wins the first drawing, then they move up ten spots in the draft and ANA gets the #1 overall pick.
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