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Montreal Canadiens Win NHL Draft Lottery, Will Select No. 1 Overall for 2022

The Montreal Canadiens will select first overall for the 2022 NHL draft after winning Tuesday's draft lottery.
Shane Wright

The Montreal Canadiens have won the Shane Wright sweepstakes.

The Canadiens, who are hosting the 2022 NHL draft, won the draft lottery on Tuesday evening, securing the No. 1 pick for the selection process in July.

Montreal had the best odds at 18.5 percent, and was guaranteed at least a top three pick.

Wright, a center, is the top projected prospect for the draft after a strong season with the Kingston Frontenacs. Wright was granted exceptional status into the OHL in 2019 after a dominant minor hockey run with the Don Mills Flyers.

Logan Cooley of the USNTDP, David Jiricek from Czechia and Slovakia's Juraj Slafkovsky are among the other top prospects.

1. Montreal Canadiens
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Arizona Coyotes
4. Seattle Kraken
5. Philadelphia Flyers
6. New Jersey Devils
7. Ottawa Senators
8. Detroit Red Wings
9. Buffalo Sabres
10. Anaheim Ducks
11. San Jose Sharks
12. Columbus Blue Jackets
13. New York Islanders
14. Winnipeg Jets
15. Vancouver Canucks
16. Buffalo Sabres (via Vegas)

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