How to watch the NHL Draft Lottery: Who gets Bedard, time, channel and more

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Monday night's NHL Draft will decide which hockey team will have the top 2023 pick. Here's how you can tune in. (Photo: Denis Pajot/Getty Images)

Which team will get hockey's next generation of talent will be answered during tonight's NHL Draft Lottery. Connor Beddard, the 17-year-old center of the Regina Pats, has been considered the top 2023 pick for several years, and the right to sign him will go to the winner of the upcoming draft lottery. So while some NHL teams are working toward winning the 2023 Stanley Cup, the bottom 16 teams in the league are focused on a different win entirely: scoring Bedard (along with other top picks).

The draft lottery is a big deal, with the potential to shape the NHL for years to come. Here's how you can watch it live tonight:

How to watch the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery:

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    Stream the NHL Draft Lottery with ESPN+


date: Monday, May 8, 2023

start time: 8 p.m. ET


Streaming: ESPN+

How to Watch the NHL Draft Lottery Live Without Cable

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

Starting at just $20 for your first month, Sling TV's Orange tier offers ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and 28 other channels. Sling subscriptions also include 50 hours of free DVR storage, so you can always record your favorite live sporting events if you're worried about missing any of the action.

$20 at Sling

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Stream the NHL Draft Lottery with ESPN+


On top of broadcasting on ESPN, this year's NHL Draft Lottery will stream live on ESPN+, so it's a budget-friendly option if you don't want to pay for an expensive cable or streaming package that includes ESPN. An ESPN+ subscription gives you access to exclusive ESPN+ content, including live events like UFC Fight Night and F1 races, fantasy sports tools, and premium ESPN+ articles. You can stream ESPN+ through an app on your smart TV, phone, tablet, computer and on

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Who is the top pick in this year's NHL Draft Lottery?

While Regina (Saskatchewan) Pats center and World Junior Championships MVP Connor Beddard is the talk of the NHL, he isn't the only potential player in demand in the draft.

Adam Fantilie, William Smith, Matthew Wood, Ryan Leonard, Leo Carlsen and Matvi Michkov are also on the list of top picks this year.

Which Teams Could Win The 2023 NHL Draft Lottery?

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

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

The two teams with the best chances of winning this year's NHL Draft Lottery are the Anaheim Ducks with a 25.5% chance (they have an 18.5% chance of winning the drawing outright, but if one of the 12 teams hangs on the pick as well 16 range wins), and the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 13.5% chance.

Check out more of Yahoo Sports' NHL coverage for a complete list of NHL draft odds, analysis of the top 2023 draft picks and more.

Recap on how to watch Monday night's NHL Draft Lottery:

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