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Who will earn no. 1 pick, chance to select Connor Bedard?

The NHL Draft lottery takes place on Monday, and the results will be announced in a 30-minute show at 7 pm CT Monday on ESPN.

Anaheim, with the worst record during the regular season, has a 25.5% chance of claiming the No. 1 pick in next month’s draft in Nashville, with Columbus, Chicago and others behind them in the odds list.

Connor Bedard, the 17-year-old star center in the Canadian junior ranks, is the presumptive No. 1 pick. He’s considered one of the best young talents in the draft in years. Michigan center Adam Fantilli leads a second tier of top prospects in a strong draft, according to multiple draft pundits.

The Predators rank 15th in the odds to win the lottery, but because of the NHL’s draft lottery rules, teams can only move up a maximum of 10 spots. So if the Predators win the lottery in either draw for the top pick or the No. 2 pick, they will select at No. 5 overall.

For more about how the draft lottery takes place, click here.

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NHL Draft Lottery 2023 live updates: Where is Connor Bedard going at No. 1 overall? Will the Nashville Predators move into the top 5?

NHL Draft lottery odds to earn No. 1 pick

  1. Anaheim Ducks — 25.5%

  2. Columbus Blue Jackets — 13.5%

  3. Chicago Blackhawks — 11.5%

  4. San Jose Sharks — 9.5%

  5. Montreal Canadiens — 8.5%

  6. Arizona Coyotes — 7.5%

  7. Philadelphia Flyers — 6.5%

  8. Washington Capitals — 6%

  9. Detroit Red Wings — 5%

  10. St. Louis Blues — 3.5%

  11. Vancouver Canucks — 3%

  12. Ottawa Senators — 0%* (2.5%)

  13. Buffalo Sabers — 0%* (2%)

  14. Pittsburgh Penguins — 0%* (1.5%)

  15. Nashville Predators — 0%* (0.5%)

  16. Calgary Flames — 0%* (0.5%)

* — Nos. 12-16 will move up 10 positions if their combination is drawn, but won’t receive the No. 1 pick. Those five teams combine for about 7% of the odds for their combination to be drawn. Those teams’ chances to win the lottery and move up 10 spots are in parenthesis.

How to watch the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery

Time: 7 pm Central


Live stream: Watch ESPN and ESPN+

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: NHL Draft Lottery live updates: No. 1 pick odds, Connor Bedard destination

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