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The NHL Draft Lottery is tonight; here’s what you need to know

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The Red Wings have a 9.5% chance at getting Jack Hughes

2008 NHL Draft Drawing Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images for the NHL

After tonight, top prospects Jack Hughes and Kappo Kakko will no-doubt know where they end up ahead of the NHL Draft.

The Red Wings damaged their chances to get the aforementioned players because of a late-season surge. They ended up with the fourth-best odds landing a 1st overall pick. Tonight’s lottery will consist of three separate drawings — for first, second and third overall. The Avalanche (by way of Ottawa) locked up a pick in the top-four. Here’s how you can watch:

NHL Draft Lottery

Tonight, 8pm ET
WATCH: NBCSN
STREAM: NBC Sports Live

Lottery odds (Fewest Points to Most)
Colorado Avalanche (from OTT) 18.5%
Los Angeles Kings 13.5%
New Jersey Devils 11.5%
Detroit Red Wings 9.5%
Buffalo Sabres 8.5%
New York Rangers 7.5%
Edmonton Oilers 6.5%
Anaheim Ducks 6.0%
Vancouver Canucks 5.0%
Philadelphia Flyers 3.5%
Minnesota Wild 3.0%
Chicago Blackhawks 2.5%
Florida Panthers 2.0%
Arizona Coyotes 1.5%
Montreal Canadiens 1.0%

As we wait feverishly throughout the day, be sure to head on over to Tankathon, it’s great for burning a couple of hours off the day. It’s also a great tool to put everything into perspective, and get a basic roundabout mock draft.

While the storyline of this draft is Jack vs. Kaapo, there are a ton of really interesting prospects to be taken after the top-two. Names I have my eye on for the Red Wings are Alex Turcotte, Bowen Byram, Trevor Zegras, and Cole Caufield. Once we learn where every team will be picking, we’ll begin profiling all of the top prospects ahead of the event.

This year’s draft is set for Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on June 21 and 22.

The Red Wings have a 9.5% chance at 1st overall, so the odds aren’t great, but a great man once asked: “so, you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance...”