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NBC to air NHL Draft Lottery on April 18

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WINDSOR, ON - MARCH 19: Forward Connor McDavid #97 of the Erie Otters skates against the Windsor Spitfires on March 19, 2015 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

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The NHL Draft Lottery will take place on Saturday, April 18 just prior to Game 2 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers.

The lottery will determine the order of selection for the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft for the 14 teams, which did not qualify for the playoffs.

Last summer the NHL announced changes to the lottery format. The changes included adjusting the odds of winning the first overall pick. The 10 highest finishing non-Playoff teams will receive higher (better) odds than they received previously with the four lowest-finishing teams receiving lower (worse) odds.

Here are the odds of winning the Draft Lottery:


The 2015 NHL Draft goes June 26-27 in Sunrise, Florida.

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