The New Jersey Devils will pick at No. 2 and the Arizona Coyotes will pick at No. 3. This will be the sixth time in franchise history the Canadiens draft first.
Full results of the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery:
1. Montreal Canadiens
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Arizona Coyotes
10. Anaheim Ducks
11. San Jose Sharks
12. Columbus Blue Jackets
13. New York Islanders
14. Winnipeg Jets
16. Vegas Golden Knights to Buffalo Sabres
Montreal entered the lottery with the best odds of winning at 18.5 percent, followed by Arizona at 13.5 percent and Seattle at 11.5 percent. This will be the sixth time in franchise history that the Canadiens draft first.
Kingston Frontenacs center Shane Wright is projected to be the top pick at this year’s draft, which is scheduled to be held at the Bell Centre in Montreal on July 7-8.
Montreal Canadiens win No. 1 pick in 2022 NHL Draft Lottery - The Athletic View Story