Final odds for NHL Draft Lottery confirmed

Boston U. forward Macklin Celebrini plays against RIT during an NCAA hockey game on Thursday, March 28, 2024 in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Andy Clayton-King/AP)

The San Jose Sharks will have the best odds of winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the right to select projected No. 1 overall pick Macklin Celebrini.

The conclusion of the Calgary Flames’ season on Thursday locked in the odds for the Draft Lottery — which sees the team with the worst record having the best chance to win.

The Sharks, by virtue of their last-place finish, get top odds in the lottery, which will take place on May 6 or 7, depending on the playoff schedule.

All 16 non-playoff teams are in the Draft Lottery, but a team can move up a maximum of 10 spots — meaning the bottom 11 teams are the only ones with a shot at the No. 1 pick.

The NHL Draft is June 28-29 in Las Vegas.

Here are the odds for teams to get the top pick.

San Jose Sharks (25.5%)
Chicago Blackhawks (13.5%)
Anaheim Ducks (11.5%)
Columbus Blue Jackets (9.5%)
Montreal Canadiens (8.5%)
Utah (7.5%)
Ottawa Senators (6.5%)
Seattle Kraken (6.0%)
Calgary Flames (5.0%)
New Jersey Devils (3.5%)
Buffalo Sabres (3.0%)

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