The NHL draft lottery is all set for Friday evening, and it won't be quite the same process fans are used to.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the league's restart plan, the NHL may feature two phases to help determine the full draft order.
The first phase will include a set of three drawings to determine which teams land the top three picks. Depending on the outcome, a second phase may be necessary.
Here's how it will work: The lottery is comprised of 15 teams—the seven who are not invited to league's restart and eight placeholders—each with weighted odds.