HOLY $#!+ The Blackhawks Won The Draft Lottery!

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HOLY $#!+ The Blackhawks Won The Draft Lottery!

Chicago Blackhawks, NHL

On Monday night, the NHL Draft Lottery to win the rights to select generational prospect Connor Bedard were held. We’ve been talking about this draft lottery for what? 14 months? We spent the entire last Blackhawks season focused on the odds, the point percentages and the standings because we want Bedard in Chicago.

The time has come. And the Chicago Blackhawks will draft FIRST OVERALL!!

Coming into Monday night’s 2023 NHL Draft Lottery, the Chicago Blackhawks had an 11.5 percent chance of winning the first or second overall pick. With the third-best odds of winning the lottery, the Blackhawks had only a 7.4 percent chance of staying put at third overall. Their most likely draft position was fourth overall (40.7 percent). Chicago also had a 28.8 percent chance of selecting fifth overall.

Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab