Tonight is as big of a night for the Rangers as they’ve had in a while. Certainly more important than any particular game from the 2018-2019 season. The 2019 NHL Draft Lottery will decide the fate of many teams for the next decade, and that includes the Rangers about as much as anyone. The Rangers will have an opportunity to draft a great talent regardless of where they select, but a top-two selection would give them either Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko, who are both superstars in the making.
The event begins at 8pm EST and will be televised on NBCSN.Here are the draft lottery odds for all teams, with the Rangers highlighted.
Here is a link to Bob Mckenzie’s (TSN) top-15 draft rankings, though please note that Blueshirt Banter will be posting our own top-31 draft rankings in the coming weeks.