The League will unveil the results of the Draft Drawing live during a 30-minute program produced and televised by TSN in Canada and on VERSUS in the U.S. The show also will be streamed live on NHL.com and TSN.ca. NHL Network will re-broadcast the Draft Drawing in the U.S. only at 9 p.m., ET.
Under the weighted lottery system, the club with the fewest regular-season points will have the greatest chance (25%) of winning the Draft Drawing and will pick no lower than second at the 2009 Entry Draft.
Only clubs that didn't make the playoffs, or acquired the first round picks of a team that didn't make the playoffs, are eligible.
The club selected in the Draft Drawing may not move up more than four positions in the draft order; the only clubs with the opportunity to receive the first overall selection are the five with the lowest regular-season point totals, or those that acquired an eligible club's first-round draft picks. No club can move down more than one position as a result of the Draft Drawing.
The percentage chance of a team being selected in the Draft Drawing:
NY Islanders 25.0%
Tampa Bay 18.8%
Los Angeles 8.1%
The 2009 NHL Entry Draft will take place at Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday, June 26 (round one) and Saturday, June 27 (rounds 2-7)
If you need a little more explanation on how the lottery system works, James Mirtle has a great layout of it on his old blog