2021 NHL Draft Lottery tonight: Red Wings draw 6th overall pick

Detroit has 6th-best odds at landing 1st overall in lottery drawing

NHL Draft Lottery balls (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images for the NHL)
NHL Draft Lottery balls (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images for the NHL)

The 2021 NHL Draft Lottery will be held on Wednesday, June 2, at the NHL Network studio in Secaucus, NJ.

UPDATE: Detroit Red Wings will have 6th overall pick in 2021 NHL Draft

The lottery will determine the order of selection for the first 16 picks in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft. It includes the 15 teams that did not make the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs and the Seattle Kraken, the league’s newest expansion team.

There will be two drawings: The 1st Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting first overall, the 2nd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting second overall.

The 14 clubs not selected in the Draft Lottery will be assigned NHL Draft selections 3 through 16, in inverse order of regular-season points.

  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: Watch for it on NBCSN during their playoff coverage.

The Detroit Red Wings have a 7.6% chance at a 1st overall pick and a 7.8% chance at a 2nd overall pick.

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.