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Who won the NHL Draft lottery last year?

We go over the winner of the 2021 NHL Draft lottery and who they selected over the summer.

Owen Power #25 of the Buffalo Sabres looks to control the puck against Tyler Johnson #90 of the Chicago Blackhawks during an NHL game on April 29, 2022 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

We are approaching the 2022 NHL Draft lottery, which will take place on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. ET at the NHL Network studios in Secaucus, N.J. The Montreal Canadiens have the best odds (18.5 percent) to land the top overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, which will take place at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec on July 7. Let’s take a look back at the 2021 NHL Draft lottery results and who was awarded the top pick.

2021 NHL Draft lottery results

1. Buffalo Sabres
2. Seattle Kraken
3. Anaheim Ducks
4. New Jersey Devils
5. Columbus Blue Jackets
6. Detroit Red Wings
7. San Jose Sharks
8. Los Angeles Kings
9. Vancouver Canucks
10. Ottawa Senators
11. Arizona Coyotes - forfeited first-round pick
12. Chicago Blackhawks
13. Calgary Flames
14. Philadelphia Flyers
15. Dallas Stars
16. New York Rangers

The Sabres were awarded the top pick and had the best chances of landing said pick at 16.6 percent heading into the lottery. It was the fourth time Buffalo was given the first pick in the lottery and first time since the team selected Rasmus Dahlin back in 2018. With the first pick in 2021, the Sabres selected Michigan D Owen Power. The Kraken, who had the third-best odds, moved up ahead of the Ducks, who had the second-best odds.