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NJ Devils odds for No. 1 pick

NJ Devils odds for No. 1 pick

The fate of an NHL franchise could be changed in an instant Tuesday night when the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery takes place at 6:30 PM ET at the NHL Network studio in Secaucus, New Jersey.

After a franchise-record 112 points in 2022-2023, it was a year to forget for the Devils. Due to a variety of factors (injury, poor play, etc.), New Jersey took a huge step back this past regular season, finishing with 81 points and below the .500 mark (38-39-5) in 2023-2024.

Do the Devils have a chance to land the No. 1 overall selection this year? Here are their odds for securing the top pick, how to watch the lottery and more for an action-packed Tuesday night in the Garden State.

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Who has the best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery?

Even after a disappointing campaign, the Devils still have just the 10th-best odds of 3.5 percent to land this year’s top pick.

Here are the odds for all 16 teams in the lottery:

San Jose Sharks: 18.5 percent

Chicago Blackhawks: 13.5 percent

Anaheim Ducks: 11.5 percent

Columbus blue jackets: 9.5 percent

Montreal Canadians: 8.5 percent

Utah: 7.5 percent

Ottawa Senators: 6.5 percent

Seattle Kraken: 6 percent

Calgary Flames: 5 percent

New Jersey Devils: 3.5 percent

Buffalo sabres: 3 percent

Philadelphia Flyers: 2.5 percent

Minnesota Wild: 2 percent

Pittsburgh Penguins: 1.5 percent

Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues: 0.5 percent

Who is the favorite to become overall number 1?

The No. 1 overall pick is Macklin Celebrini, a forward from Boston University and winner of this year’s Hobey Baker Award (best player in NCAA Division I hockey).

Celbrini recorded 64 points (32 goals and 32 assists) and led the nation in points per game (1.69) during the 2023-2024 season for the Terriers.

Where can I watch and stream the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery?

This year’s lottery will air live on both ESPN and ESPN+ at 6:30 PM ET. If you don’t have access to cable during this time or choose to stream the Lottery, viewers can check out FuboTV, which is currently offering a free trial for new subscribers who haven’t yet signed up for the streaming service.

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When and where is the 2024 NHL Draft?

The 2024 NHL Draft will take place June 28-29 at the Sphere in Paradise, Nevada.

When was the last time the Devils’ pick was No. 1 overall?

The most recent example of New Jersey having the top pick was in 2019. The Devils selected center Jack Hughes, who scored 281 points (114 goals and 167 assists) in 306 career games.

Before that, it was just two years earlier, when the organization drafted current captain and first-line center Nico Hischier No. 1 overall in 2017. In 452 games, Hischier has scored 353 points (136 goals and 217 assists).

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