NHL makes draft lottery date official: April 29
The 2017 NHL Draft is expected to be less bountiful with high-end prospects than recent, robust years. Even so, Nolan Patrick and others could be difference-makers down the line for current cellar-dwellers.
The Colorado Avalanche have the best odds to land the top pick, while the Las Vegas Golden Knights match the Arizona Coyotes’ odds:
Should be interesting. And, hey, the Edmonton Oilers won’t steal the show this year. So there’s that.
Note: the draft lottery drawing likely doesn’t provide dramatic photographs like this post’s main image, but it was fun.