The suspense is over. The Chicago Blackhawks will speak first overall in the upcoming National Hockey League (NHL) draft.
The annual NHL lottery to determine the order of the first selections for the June auction took place on Monday and it had a special cachet. Indeed, the winning team would be able to benefit from the possibility of drafting Canadian forward Connor Bedard, a generational talent.
Luck smiled on the Blackhawks, who had an 11.5% chance of winning the lottery.
The Montreal Canadiens will speak in fifth place.
The Canadian finished 28th overall last season.
He held an 8.5% chance of winning the lottery. The Habs had their best odds with sixth place with a 44% chance.
Last year, the Canadian drafted Juraj Slafkovsky first overall.