The first part of the NHL Draft lottery was revealed prior to the Vegas and San Jose Game 2.
With a 38.9% chance of happening – the most likely outcome came to fruition as the Canucks fell one spot to the 7th overall selection
The remainder of the draft lottery was revealed during the 2nd intermission with the Buffalo Sabres securing the first overall selection, the Carolina Hurricanes landing in second overall, and the Montreal Canadiens selecting third overall.
The Canucks will pick 7th (1st round), 37th (2nd round), 68th (3rd round), 130th (5th round), 161st (6th round and 192nd (7th round) at the 2018 NHL Draft.
Obviously, the Canucks won’t get a chance to select any of the top prospects but there should a good player available at 7th overall that management hopes will be a part of the future of the organization.
Some of the players that could be available are Noah Dobson, Adam Boqvist, Quinn Hughes, Oliver Wahlstrom or Evan Bouchard.
A player like Rasmus Dahlin, Andrei Svechnikov, or Filip Zadina would’ve been a game changer for the organization but it was expected that the Canucks would remain at 6th or fall down 7th. It’s just part of the system that the NHL has in place.
Now the real work begins for the Canucks scouting staff to determine which player is their choice for the 7th overall pick.