Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard #98 runs for Team Red during the 2023 Kubota CHL Top Prospects Game Practice at the Langley Events Center on January 25, 2023 in Langley, British Columbia.  (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

Monday night’s NHL draft lottery will determine which hockey team will make the top pick of 2023. Here’s how to turn it on. (Photo: Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

The burning question of which team will get the next-gen hockey talent will finally be answered on Monday, May 8, when the NHL draft lottery is drawn. Connor Bedard, the 17-year-old center for the Regina Pats, has been considered a top pick for 2023 for several years, and the rights to sign him will go to the winner of the upcoming draft lottery. So while some NHL teams work to win the 2023 Stanley Cup, the bottom 16 teams in the league are focused on a very different win: hitting Bedard (along with other top picks).

With the potential to shape the NHL for years to come, the draft lottery is a big deal. Here’s how you can be there live this Monday:

How to watch the 2023 NHL draft lottery:

  • Stream the NHL draft lottery with ESPN+


Date: Monday, May 8, 2023

Start time: 8 p.m. ET


Stream: ESPN+

Here’s how to watch the NHL draft lottery live wirelessly

The 2023 NHL Draft Lottery will air on ESPN and stream live on ESPN+. The event, which will determine the order of selection for the first 16 picks in the first round of the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft in late June at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, will last just 30 minutes, making it quick and easy for fans to keep up. If you don’t already have ESPN in your cable package, here are the easiest ways to watch the NHL Draft Lottery:

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Starting at just $20 for your first month, the Orange tier of Sling TV offers ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and 28 more channels. A Sling subscription also includes 50 hours of free DVR storage. So if you’re worried about missing out on some of the action, you can always record your favorite live sporting events.

$20 at Sling

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Stream the NHL draft lottery with ESPN+


In addition to being broadcast on ESPN, this year’s NHL draft lottery will be broadcast live on ESPN+. So if you don’t want to pay for an expensive cable or streaming package with ESPN, this is a budget-friendly alternative. An ESPN+ subscription gives you access to exclusive ESPN+ content, including live events like UFC Fight Night and F1 races, fantasy sports tools, and top ESPN+ articles. You can stream ESPN+ through an app on your smart TV, phone, tablet, computer and on

$10 at ESPN

Who are the top picks in this year’s NHL Draft Lottery?

While Regina (Saskatchewan) pats center and World Junior Championship MVP Connor Bedard is making the NHL buzz, he’s not the only potential hot pick going into the draft.

Adam Fantilli, William Smith, Matthew Wood, Ryan Leonard, Leo Carlsson and Matvei Michkov are also on the list of top picks this year.

Which Teams Can Win the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery?

These 11 teams are eligible to win the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery: The Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks.

What are the odds of winning the draft lottery in 2023?

The two teams with the best odds of winning this year’s NHL draft lottery are the Anaheim Ducks with a 25.5% chance (they have a 18.5% chance of winning the drawing outright, but would also vote hold on if a team in the 12 to 16 range wins) and the Columbus Blue Jackets at a 13.5% chance.

Watch Yahoo Sports’ NHL coverage for a full rundown of NHL draft odds, analysis of top 2023 draft picks, and more.

Recap how to watch the NHL Monday Night Draft Lottery:

  • Stream the NHL draft lottery with ESPN+


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