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2022? More like 2021 redux. A preview of the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery.

With the first-round of the NHL playoffs in full swing, fans of non-playoff teams have been eagerly awaiting the evening of Tuesday, May 10th in hopes of etching some certainty into their offseason dialogue. It’s time for the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery.

A main event for Ottawa Senators fans over its last five iterations, the discourse surrounding this year’s lottery is understandably quiet when you compare the storylines from years prior:

  • 2018 — Thought of as a minor clause at the time given the grandiose nature of the trade, Pierre Dorion’s decision to top-10 protect the first-round pick he traded to Colorado in exchange for Matt Duchene set up an interesting conundrum for the lowly Senators, who finished with the second-worst record in the league after a dashing run to the Eastern Conference Finals just a year prior.