The 2023 NHL Draft Lottery is here. On Monday night, a lot of teams are going to find out where they are selecting in the 2023 NHL Draft later this summer.
The most notable of those teams is going to be the two that are selecting first and second overall. Those two lucky teams will pretty much learn who they are going to draft with those selections.
Of course, the top team is going to take Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard. This is a young man who is seen as a generational talent. There hasn’t been a player as hyped as him at the top of the draft since Auston Matthews in the 2016 NHL Draft.
A lot of folks think that he is going to step into the league and dominate right away. Well, he is going to learn where he is going to be living and playing for the foreseeable future because of some ping pong balls.
Whoever comes in second is going to draft Adam Fantilli out of the University of Michigan. He isn’t Connor Bedard but he has the potential to be a very good player in the NHL. It is not a bad consolation prize for whichever team that is at all.
The Connor Bedard sweepstakes will come to an end on Monday night.
With that said, Bedard could change a franchise the way that Connor McDavid has changed the Edmonton Oilers. The winner of the lottery is going to be very excited about the news.
There are 11 teams that have a weighted chance to win based on the reverse order of the regular season standings. Everyone has a chance and is dreaming of what it might look like if Bedard put on their uniform. This is what to expect if your team wins the sweepstakes: