The Canadiens were selected with the lottery pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.


Montreal Canadiens are picked first in the 2022 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft lottery on Tuesday.

The 2nd pick went to the New Jersey Devils and the 3rd pick went to Arizona Coyotes.

The Canadiens, who had the highest odds of winning the lottery with an 18.5% chance, became their sixth pick since picking Doug Wickenheiser in the 1980 NHL Draft.

The first round of the draft will be held on July 7 at Bell Center in Montreal. Rounds 2-7 will be held on July 8.

The draw included 16 teams that failed to qualify for the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. Odds were based on reverse order of regular season standings.

The draw, held at the NHL Network’s office in Secaucus, New Jersey, included 16 teams that failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Teams’ odds were based on the reverse order of their regular season standings.

Only the top two picks were decided by lottery. This season, the top 11 teams in the lottery will qualify for first place after the NHL announced on March 23, 2021 that teams will only be able to climb 10 places.

New Jersey leads Arizona with the second highest odds (13.5%), the Seattle Kraken (11.5) and the Philadelphia Flyers (9.5).

The Chicago Blackawks will transfer their 6th pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets under trade terms involving defenders. seth jones July 23, 2021.

The rest of the teams were ranked according to their ranking. 17th-32th places will be decided according to the playoff results.

Montreal (22-49-11), who finished last in the NHL, was able to select 1st center center Shane Wright through the 1st pick. North American Skaters Final Rankings by NHL Central Scouting.

Wright (6 feet, 191 pounds) finished 8th in the Ontario Hockey League with 94 points (32 goals and 62 assists) in 63 games for Kingston during the regular season. He has scored 10 goals (2 goals and 8 assists) in 8 playoff games.

“I’m a really strong 200-foot fighter,” Wright told NHL Network. “I’m an elite striker who can take care of himself and play really strong in every aspect of the game. I think of the game at a high level and I think of him as a smart player who can score and score. I can do a lot of things properly by taking good care of the end and defending well.”

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Logan Cooley (5-10, 174), who was ranked 2nd in the NHL Central Scout North American skater’s final ranking, also scored 75 points (27 goals and 48 assists) in 51 games for the US hockey team, and is another option. Development Program Under 18 Team. The center, dedicated to the University of Minnesota, also scored 10 points (3 goals and 7 assists) in six games, helping the United States finish second in the 2022 IIHF World U-18 Championship.

NHL Central Scouting’s Greg Rajanen said, “Cooley is a dynamic player and has a lot of explosive power with the puck. “He plays out of speed, he competes at the high end and makes the players around him better.”

Juraj Slafkovsky, the NHL Central Scout’s final number one international skater, made a big impression as the second youngest athlete to compete at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The forward scored 7 goals in 7 matches to win the first medal (bronze) in Slovakia’s history, leading all skaters and was voted the most valuable player in the tournament.

The 18-year-old also scored 10 goals (5 goals and 5 assists) in 31 matches in his first season in Finland’s top professional league, Liga TPS. He scored 7 goals (2 goals and 5 assists) in 18 playoff games.

“Juraj uses his incredible size, reach and power within the rules,” said Goran Stubb, NHL European Scouting Director. “He’s an effective checker in both the offensive and defensive realm, and is surprisingly a quick and fast skater for a player of his size (6-4, 218).”

2022 NHL Draft Orders

1. Montreal Canadian

2. New Jersey Devils

3. Arizona Coyote

4. Seattle Kraken

5. Philadelphia Flyer

6. Columbus Blue Jacket (via Chicago Blackhawks)

7. Senator from Ottawa

8. Detroit Red Wings

9. Buffalo Saber

10. Anaheim Ducks

11. San Jose Sharks

12. Columbus Blue Jacket

13. New York Islanders

14. Winnipeg Jets

15. Vancouver Canucks

16. Las Vegas Golden Knights

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