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NHL restarts lottery draw 4 times after Sharks can't stop winning


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Tyler Ball
May 8, 2024  (12:06)
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2024 NHL Draft Lottery logo on a purple background.
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The San Jose Sharks came into the NHL Draft Lottery with the best odds to win the first overall pick. Their high odds ended up being an issue for the NHL deciding the second pick and the lottery was re-done 4 times before a result could be found.

The NHL Draft Lottery is a bit of a complicated process. Each team is given a certain number of lottery combinations. This is based on their percentage chance of winning the lottery. Then there are two drawings the first is for the first overall selection and the second is of course for pick two.
The San Jose Sharks won the first lottery drawing securing them the first overall selection and likely Macklin Celebrini. Then it was time for the second drawing for pick two. The problem was the San Jose Sharks lottery combination came up again on the second draw. This forced the NHL to do a third drawing which miraculously landed on the Sharks once again. Finally, on the fourth attempt, the Chicago Blackhawks were given the second overall pick.
The @SanJoseSharks actually won the 1st three draft lottery draws. The @NHLBlackhawks won the 4th drawing for the second overall pick.

First time in NHL Draft Lottery history they had one redraw, let alone two.

This is the first time in the history of the NHL Draft Lottery that this situation even occurred once. Generally, a team wins the first pick and then a completely new team's combination comes up. This year the San Jose Sharks must've had incredible luck and will now select first overall as a result.
WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ONE

We are picking 1st and 14th at the 2024 NHL Draft!

The presumptive first overall pick is Bay Arena native Macklin Celebrini who played for the Jr. Sharks growing up.
A throwback, potential future San Jose Sharks forward and 2024 1st overall pick Macklin Celebrini as a member of the San Jose Jr. Sharks U14 team.

With the connection to the area and the fact that Macklin Celebrini has been the top-ranked player all season it is safe to assume he ends up a San Jose Shark at this point.
Source: Habs Fanatics - Major: we just learned that the NHL restarted the lottery 4 times
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NHL restarts lottery draw 4 times after Sharks can't stop winning

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