The big winner at the trade deadline could well be the Colorado Avalanche, which holds the Ottawa Senators’ first-round pick this season courtesy of the Matt Duchene trade last season.

With the Senators trading away their top three goal-scorers at the deadline, they will be hard-pressed to escape last place overall in the NHL – and if that comes pass, 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.

If the lottery were held today, Vancouver would have a 6.5 per cent chance and Edmonton a five per cent chance.

The Draft Lottery will be held on Tuesday, April 9 in Toronto.

Here are the lottery odds for all 15 current 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)  .389 72 56 18.5
2 Los Angeles .403 72 58 13.5
3 Detroit .417 72 60 11.5
4 New Jersey .432 73 63 9.5
5 Anaheim .466 74 69 8.5
6 NY Rangers .479 72 69 7.5
7 Buffalo .493 72 71 6.5
8 Edmonton .493 72 71 6
9 Vancouver .493 73 72 5
10 Colorado .514 72 74 3.5
11 Chicago .514 72 74 3
12 Minnesota .527 73 77 2.5
13 Florida .528 72 76 2
14 Philadelphia .542 72 78 1.5
15 Montreal .563 72 81 1