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NHL Draft Lottery 2023: Chicago Blackhaws bags the first overall pick at the NHL Draft

Chicago Blackhawks earns the first round pick for NHL Draft 2023 at the NHL Draft Lottery 2023 in Nashville earlier today. The Blackhawks who tanked third worst in the regular season now moves to the top pick. Anaheim Ducks will have the second overall pick.

Chicago Blackhawks who are bidding adieu to their Toews and Kane era now stands a huge chance to land the next generational talent – Connor Bedard. The Hawks are winning the Draft for the second time in franchise history. They last won a draft in 2007 where they picked one of Blackhawks’ best player Patrick Kane. Although, Chicago forms the Original Six, their best results came post 2007. In the last 15 years, Blackhawks have won three Stanley Cups, 2009-10, 2012-13, and 2013-14. Also Read: Meet Malakai John: The Curse-Breaking Baby Boy Of Toronto Maple Leafs

Chicago Blackhawks leads The NHL Draft 2023 Pick Order: Full List

  • 1st: Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2nd: Anaheim Ducks
  • 3rd: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • 4th: San Jose Sharks
  • 5th: Montreal Canadiens
  • 6th: Arizona Coyotes
  • 7th: Philadelphia Flyers
  • 8th: Washington Capitals
  • 9th: Detroit Red Wings
  • 10th: St. Louis Blues
  • 11th: Vancouver Canucks
  • 12th: Arizona Coyotes (from Ottawa Senators if not top five from trade that sent defenseman Jakob Chychrun to Canada’s capital in March)
  • 13th: Buffalo Sabres
  • 14th: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 15th: Nashville Predators
  • 16th: Calgary Flames

The 17th to 32nd picks would be awarded to the Stanley Cup Playoffs teams, 17th-24th to the First Round Exits, 25th to 28th to Second Round Exits, 29th and 30th will be Conference Finals losers, 31st would be Stanley Cup runners-up and 32nd would be Stanley Cup winners

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Mohammed Bazim
Mohammed Bazim
With a dream to be in the paddock living the life, Mohammed Bazim is a 19-year-old collegiate who spends his day watching old games, trying to learn more about his passion, Formula One. Hailing from Kerala, he considers himself to be a trivia aficionado. His lover passion for trivia does not end at Formula 1, it just begins there. Bazim loves to write about anything and everything related to Business, Sports, Fashion, and International Relations.


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