The Montreal Canadiens have won at the NHL Draft Lottery

Apr 29 2018, 7:05 am

One year of misery has yielded a positive result for the Montreal Canadiens.

We just don’t know how positive yet.

Picks 4-15 have been revealed at the NHL Draft Lottery, with three more picks to be announced during the second intermission of tonight’s playoff game between Vegas and San Jose. The Canadiens, along with the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres, are the only teams left in the running for the first overall pick.

Montreal had just a 28.8% chance of sliding into the top-three from their original position at No. 4. They had just a 9.5% shot at getting the first pick, compared to Buffalo (18.5%) and Carolina (3%).

Winning the first pick would be franchise-altering, as it would mean a chance to draft defenceman Rasmus Dahlin, the most hyped up blueliner available in many years.

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