Canadiens have 4th-best odds of winning No. 1 draft pick this year

Apr 9 2018, 12:11 am

With just 71 points this season, this was one of the worst seasons in Montreal Canadiens franchise history.

But after 82 games of darkness, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for Habs fans.

The NHL Draft Lottery will take place April 28 in Toronto, and the Canadiens have the fourth-best odds this year.



The Canadiens have just a 9.5% chance at winning the lottery, which would give them the chance to select the consensus No. 1 pick, Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin. They’ve got a 28.8% shot at winning one of the top-three picks.

But as the odds below show, the most likely scenario involves Montreal dropping from fourth spot.

Here are the Canadiens’ odds for each pick:

  • 1st overall: 9.5%
  • 2nd overall: 9.6%
  • 3rd overall: 9.7%
  • 4th overall: 2.8%
  • 5th overall: 26.1%
  • 6th overall: 34.0%
  • 7th overall: 8.3%
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