The 2022 project is scheduled to be held at the Bell Center in Montreal. Round 1 will take place on July 7, based on Rounds 2-7 on July 8.
There will be two lottery drawings, one for pick #1 and one for pick #2. Once the first two options are selected, the clubs will be ranked in order of their ending in the regular season standings.
Additionally, teams can only raise 10 picks if they win one of the lottery drawings, a change the NHL announced on March 23, 2021. Only the top 11 teams in the lottery are eligible to receive the #1 pick in the 2022 draft.
The Montreal Canadiens, who finished last in the regular season standings, had the best odds (18.5%) of winning the lottery. Arizona’s wolves ranked second (13.5 percent). The Seattle Kraken, who started playing this season, have the third-best odds (11.5 percent), followed by the Philadelphia Flyers (9.5 percent) and the New Jersey Devils (8.5 percent), which finished with the fifth-worst record in the regular class.
Columbus Blue Jackets were selected and the Chicago Blackhawks were selected as part of the Defense Man’s trade Seth Jones On July 23. However, if the Blackhawks’ pick is one of the top two picks, Chicago will keep it and send Columbus his first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft.
Buffalo Sabers could have two picks in the top 16. They captured the first pick for the Vegas Golden Knights as part of the Jack Eichel Trade on November 4th. However, if the Golden Knights’ pick is among the top ten, they’d keep it and send the Sabers into the first round in the 2023 draft.
The Sabers, who finished with the worst NHL record last season, won the lottery and chose the defender Owen Power With the #1 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.
It was the first time since the Sword Race in 2018 that the team that finished last in the standings won the lottery.
Shane Wright, center with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League, is No. 1 in The final NHL Central Scouting ranking of North American skaters. Juraj Slafkovsky, left winger from TPS in Liiga, Finland’s top men’s professional league, is No. 1 in the final middle scouting standings for international skaters.
“The expectations for the 2022 draft are that there is a strong core of prospects with NHL skills and assets, particularly in center and defense,” said NHL Central Scouting Director Dan Marr. “Our assessments indicate that there are a large number of talented potential employees who are exceptionally fast and intelligent. What will be unique about this draft category is that it appears that 2004 will be the year of a smaller pilot category; there are just not an abundance of top players.”
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Wright (6 feet, 191 pounds) could become the first Kingston player to be named No. 1 in the NHL Draft. Kingston’s highest-grossing player was named third, in 1993 (forward Chris Gratton, Tampa Bay Lightning) and 2010 (defender. Eric GudbransonFlorida Panthers).
“There is a completeness in Shane’s match that he has the innate ability to live up to the level of play required to get results,” said Marr. “Whether that’s with his speed, his exceptionally quick hockey wit or just competing with an approach that never gives up.”
The 18-year-old finished eighth in the Ontario Hockey League with 94 points (32 goals, 62 assists) in 63 games, scored 28 strengths (eight goals, 20 assists) and won 49.9 percent of his games. He finished fourth in the league (1,355). In eight OHL playoffs, Wright scored 10 points (two goals, eight assists).
The Logan Cooley Center (5-10, 174) of the USA Hockey Team Development Program ranks the U-18 team second among North America. The 18-year-old finished second in the NTDP with 75 points (27 goals and 48 assists) in 51 matches. He scored 10 points (three goals and seven assists) and scored 23 shots on target in six matches to help the United States finish second in the 2022 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
Among the top five figure skaters in North America are NTDP left winger Cutter Gauthier, Center Matthew Savoy and Connor Jake of Winnipeg in the Western Hockey League.
Slavkowski (6-4, 218) was the youngest men’s ice hockey player at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, and was named the tournament’s most valuable player after leading all skaters with seven goals and tying three more to lead the tournament with seven points because he helped Slovakia win the medal Bronze.
The 18-year-old scored 10 points (five goals and five assists) and averaged an icy time of 14:11 in 31 regular season games using TPS, scoring seven points (two goals and five assists) while averaging 15:28 from icing In 18 playoffs in La Liga.
“Juraj uses his sheer size, reach and power within the bases,” said NHL European scouting director Juran Staab. “He is an effective checker in both offensive and defensive area and amazingly fast and quick skate for a player of his size. He will likely represent Slovakia at the 2022 IIHF World Championships in Finland (13-29 May).”
Right winger Joakim Kemell (5-11, 171) of JYP in Liiga is No. 2 in the final international skaters standings after being No. 1 in the midterm standings in January. The 18-year-old scored 23 points (15 goals, eight assists) in 39 appearances for JYP and eight points (six goals, two assists) in five matches with Finland in third place at the World Under-18 Championship.
Among the top five among the international skaters are defender Simon Nemec (6-0, 190) of Nitra in Tepos Extraliga, the top league in Slovakia; defenseman David Jerichek (6-3, 189) from Plzen in the Czech Republic, First Class in the Czech Republic; and center Marco Kasper (6-1, 183) of Rogel in the Swedish Hockey League, Sweden’s top professional men’s league.
Odds of winning the NHL lottery 2022:
1. Montreal Canadiens, 18.5 percent
2- Arizona coyote 13.5%
3. Seattle Kraken 11.5 percent
4. Philadelphia Flyers 9.5 percent
5. New Jersey Devils, 8.5 percent
6. Chicago Blackhawks 7.5 percent
7. Ottawa Senator 6.5%
8. Detroit Red Wings 6.0%
9. Buffalo Sabers 5.0 percent
10. Anaheim Dx 3.5%
11. San Jose Sharks 3.0 per cent
12- Columbus Blue Jackets 2.5%
13. New York Islander 2.0%
14. Winnipeg Jets 1.5 per cent
15. Vancouver Canucks 0.5%
16- Vegas Golden Nights 0.5%
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