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NHL Draft Lotto 2017: The Coyotes finish 28th

The Coyotes move up a spot after beating Vancouver, but what did it do to their lotto chances?

2008 NHL Draft Drawing Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images for the NHL

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, when we wonder how the Edmonton Oilers are going to end up with a top five pick aga-.

Oh? What’s that? They’re in the playoffs? Great!

All joking aside, it’s time to see where the Coyotes land statistically before the draft lotto is drawn on April 29th, 2017 at 4:30 PST/7:30 EST on NBC.

With the Coyotes finishing 28th, they had the same odds as the Vegas Golden Knights for the first overall pick, which is 10.30%.

You can play with a simulation of the lotto here. Don’t use it too much or you may drive yourself out of being a hockey fan.

The odds as released by the NHL are as follows. The allocation of odds for the 1st Lottery Draw of the 2017 NHL DraftLottery is as follows:

Non-Playoff Team (Fewest Pts. to Most) Odds

Colorado Avalanche 18.0%

Vancouver Canucks 12.1%

Vegas Golden Knights * 10.3%

Arizona Coyotes 10.3%

New Jersey Devils 8.5%

Buffalo Sabres 7.6%

Detroit Red Wings 6.7%

Dallas Stars 5.8%

Florida Panthers 5.4%

Los Angeles Kings 4.5%

Carolina Hurricanes 3.2%

Winnipeg Jets 2.7%

Philadelphia Flyers 2.2%

Tampa Bay Lightning 1.8%

New York Islanders 0.9%

* Vegas assigned same lottery odds as the team finishing the regular season in 28th place

The Coyotes do have a good chance at landing one of the top three picks, but they also could be pushed as low as seventh, where they drafted last season. With a draft class that is considered weaker than last season, it could hurt the Coyotes more than help. We won’t know until the draw of the lotto balls on April 29th.