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Sharks reporter reveals NHL conducted Draft Lottery four times

Published May 8, 2024 at 2:59 PM

The San Jose Sharks won the 1st overall pick in this year's NHL Draft Lottery, and now a reporter has leaked a very intriguing story about the process.

The Sharks secured the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft Lottery, a result that was expected due to their 25% chance. They'll be drafting Boston University's Macklin Celebrini in the upcoming 2024 NHL Draft.

However, behind-the-scenes revelations have surfaced, shedding light on an unprecedented occurrence during the lottery process. According to reports, if the same team wins both the first and second drawings, NHL rules dictate another drawing to determine a different winner. Remarkably, this had never occurred since the lottery's establishment in 1995—until now.

"In the event that the same team won the first drawing and then also won the second drawing, it is already planned in the rules that another drawing must be done to determine a winner.

But this has never happened in the history of the league, which established a lottery in 1995. Yesterday, it happened not once but twice!"

In an extraordinary turn of events, the Sharks not only clinched the top pick but also had their number combination drawn for the No. 2 spot, not once, but twice. Consequently, the NHL had to redo the second overall pick four times until the Chicago Blackhawks emerged as the rightful holders of that position.

This unique situation adds an intriguing twist to the upcoming NHL Draft on June 28-29, leaving fans eager to see how it unfolds.

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