2018 NHL Draft Lottery Results

Buffalo, Carolina and Montreal will select first, second and third overall in the First Round of the 2018 NHL Draft as a result of the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery. The order of selection for the first 15 draft positions in the First Round, only, of the 2018 NHL Draft is as follows:

1. Buffalo Sabres

2. Carolina Hurricanes

3. Montreal Canadiens

4. Ottawa Senators *

5. Arizona Coyotes

6. Detroit Red Wings

7. Vancouver Canucks

8. Chicago Blackhawks

9. New York Rangers

10. Edmonton Oilers

11. New York Islanders

12. New York Islanders (from Calgary)

13. Dallas Stars

14. Philadelphia Flyers (from St. Louis)

15. Florida Panthers


Under the terms of the Nov. 5, 2017, trade: Ottawa has the option to retain their pick and instead send the Avalanche their first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.