NHL Draft 2019 lottery results: Devils win top pick; Rangers get second selection, Blackhawks third

The Devils have the first selection in the 2019 NHL Draft.

New Jersey got the pick by winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday beating out New York, which will pick second, and Chicago, which will select third.

It’s the first time the Rangers have been in the top three.

Here is the full order of the 2019 NHL Draft Lottery.

Odds to win the 2019 NHL Draft lottery

Points vs. No. 1 overall % vs. not landing top five %

Team Points    
1. New Jersey Devils 72 points​ 11.5%​ 10%​
2. New York Rangers 78 points​ 7.5%​ 77%​
3. Chicago Blackhawks 84 points​ 2.5%​ 92%​
4. Colorado Avalanche (via Ottawa) 64 points 18.5% 0.0%
5. Los Angeles Kings 71 points 13.5% 13%
6. Detroit Red Wings 74 points 9.5% 52%
7. Buffalo Sabres 76 points 8.5% 54%
8. Edmonton Oilers 79 points 6.5% 77%
9. Anaheim Ducks 80 points 6.0% 82%
10. Vancouver Canucks 81 points 5.0% 83%
11. Philadelphia Flyers 82 points 3.5% 88%
12. Minnesota Wild 83 points 3.0% 90%
13. Florida Panthers 86 points 2.0% 92%
14. Arizona Coyotes 86 points 1.5% 75%
15. Montreal Canadiens 96 points 1.0% 75%

Now we see who “Lose for Hughes” worked out for as many fan bases took on that battle cry for the 2019 season in anticipation of the arrival of Jack Hughes, a center from the United States National Development Team out of Orlando, Florida.

Hughes broke Coyotes forward Clayton Keller’s NTDP all-time points record in March and is one of the best prospects to come out in several years. He is the brother of Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes, who Vancouver took with the seventh-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. They are the sons of Jim Hughes, who is a former assistant coach with the Bruins.

As good as Hughes is, it isn’t actually a forgone conclusion he goes first overall.

Kaapo Kakko, a Finnish forward, has been making waves as of late and could find his way into the top pick. Kakko has had one of the best seasons a 17-year-old forward has ever had in Liiga, the top professional league in Finland.

His numbers match up similarly with Jets forward Patrik Laine, which bodes very well for his future prospects.

The NHL Draft is scheduled for June 21 and 22 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.