NHL Draft Lottery Date Is May 10th


The National Hockey League announced today that the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery, used to determine the order of selection for the first 16 picks in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft, will be held Tuesday, May 10, at NHL Network’s Secaucus, N.J., studio. The event will be broadcast live beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN+, Sportsnet, SN NOW, and TVA Sports.

Participants in the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery will include all teams that do not qualify for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the teams that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff teams).

REMINDER: The NHL announced changes to the Draft Lottery format on March 23, 2021. Among the changes taking effect this season, there will be a limit on the total number of selections (10) a team participating in the Draft Lottery can “move up” in the event it wins one of the Lottery Draws. Thus, only the top 11 seeds will be eligible to receive the first overall selection in the 2022 NHL Draft. More information on the history of the Draft Lottery, including year-by-year results, odds, and formats, is available on Records.NHL.com.

The allocation of odds for the 1st Lottery Draw of the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery, which has been adjusted following the addition of a 32nd Member Club this season, is as follows:


The odds for the remaining teams will increase on a proportionate basis for the 2nd Lottery Draw, based on which team wins the 1st Lottery Draw.

The 14 teams not selected in the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery will be assigned the remaining 2022 NHL Draft selections (among 1 through 16 in the first round), in inverse order of regular-season points.

NHL Central Scouting will release its final rankings for the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday, May 5. Click here to view the mid-season rankings.

The 2022 NHL Scouting Combine, showcasing the top draft-eligible North American and international prospects, will be held from May 29 – June 4 at KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter in Buffalo, N.Y.

The 2022 NHL Draft will take place at Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens, over two days. Round 1 will be held on Thursday, July 7, followed by Rounds 2-7 on Friday, July 8.