Hughes takes top spot in McKenzie's mid-season draft rankings
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|