How the 2016 NHL draft lottery works

The NHL Draft Lottery is April 30 so we look at how the first pick will be decided, who is eligible and what it means if your favourite team doesn't will the chance to select top prospect Auston Matthews.

Hey wanna see Nick Kypreos get all mad at me?

While the playoffs rage on and 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup, the 14 other teams are competing for the first, second and third overall picks in the draft lottery.

Wait — three picks? I thought the lottery was only for the first overall pick!

Oh, please. That’s so 2015. Allow me to walk you through the 2016 draft lottery in this nifty little video. I wrote the script and voiced it, so if you hate it, just send Kyper a tweet and you’ll be best friends.

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