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The big winner at the draft lottery could well be the Colorado Avalanche, which holds the Ottawa Senators’ first-round pick this season courtesy of the Matt Duchene trade last season.
After trading away their top three goal-scorers at the deadline, the Senators finished in last place overall in the NHL – which means the Avs will have an 18.5 per cent chance of winning the Draft Lottery and the opportunity to select Jack Hughes No. 1 overall in the 2019 Draft.
The Edmonton Oilers have a 6.5 per cent chance and the Vancouver Canucks have a five per cent chance.
The Draft Lottery will be held tonight in Toronto.
Here are the lottery odds for all 15 non-playoff teams, ranked according to point percentage.
2019 DRAFT LOTTERY ODDS
|RK||TEAM||PTS%||GP||PTS||% CHANCE AT NO. 1 PICK|
|1||Colorado (from Ottawa)||.390||82||64||18.5|