Sens drop two spots; will pick 4th in 2018 Draft

Luck isn’t in Ottawa’s favour tonight as Carolina and Montreal move up.

Coming into the draft with the second-worst record in the league, the Senators had a 13.5% chance of drafting first overall and a 38.8% chance of drafting in the top three. Unfortunately, luck wasn’t in the Senators favour tonight as the team dropped two spots to draft fourth — the most likely option given the way the draft lottery is set-up.

At the second intermission of the Sharks - Golden Knights game, we’ll find out whether Ottawa will have to face another number one overall pick in their division (Buffalo, Montreal). If you’re like me, you’re hoping that Carolina — also in the running for a top-three pick after finishing the year with the tenth worst record — grabs the top selection.

Here’s how it played out:

Draft Lottery Odds

RankPost-Lottery ResultsOriginal TeamOdds (%)
1TBDBuffalo Sabres18.5
2TBDOttawa Senators13.5
3TBDArizona Coyotes11.5
4Ottawa SenatorsMontreal Canadiens9.5
5Arizona CoyotesDetroit Red Wings8.5
6Detroit Red WingsVancouver Canucks7.5
7Vancouver CanucksChicago Blackhawks6.5
8Chicago BlackhawksNew York Rangers6.0
9New York RangersEdmonton Oilers5.0
10Edmonton OilersNew York Islanders3.5
11New York IslandersCarolina Hurricanes3.0
12Calgary Flames (pick to NYI)Calgary Flames2.5
13Dallas StarsDallas Stars2.0
14St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues1.5
15Florida PanthersFlorida Panthers1.0

It’ll be an nervous couple of hours as we await whether the top pick goes to the hated Habs. Stay tuned for more details.

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