Those eight teams will each receive an equal 12.5 percent chance to land the coveted No. 1 pick. The seven runners-up will then be ordered No. 9 through No. 15 in reverse order of regular-season points per game. The remainder of the draft is decided by a combination of regular-season and playoff results.
With that in mind, the draft order won't be determined until after the Stanley Cup has been presented, so this is a look at how the draft could shake out.