The Blackhawks closed their season on Saturday with a 5-2 loss to the Predators in Nashville, and finished with the 12th worst record in the NHL.
The Chicago record gives them the top 12 odds, at 2.5 percent, to win the first global pick in the NHL 2019 draft lottery. The Blackhawks have a 8.2 percent chance of recruiting among the top three. . If they do not receive a selection of the first three, they will write 12-15.
The draft of the lottery results will be released during a one-hour program on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Toronto.
The Senators finished last in the league, and would normally have the best odds with 18.5 percent for the first pick, but the Ottawa pick belongs to the Avalanche as part of Matt Duchene's trade last season. American striker Jack Hughes of the United States National Development Program and Finnish striker Kaapo Kakko of Liiga's TPS are the two main projected selections, respectively.
How the lottery works
There are three lottery draws, one for each of the three main selections, with the 15 teams that are not in the playoffs eligible to win. The odds for the remaining teams increase after each draw.
The 12 teams that do not receive a selection among the first three will be badigned 4-15 selections in reverse order of their regular season point totals.
The history of the winning lottery of the Blackhawks.
Chicago has won the lottery twice before in 1999 and 2007.
In 1999, Chicago moved from eighth place to the fourth overall selection. The Hawks traded the Vancouver Canucks for defensive players Bryan McCabe and the Canucks' first-round picks in 2000 and 2001. The New York Rangers acquired the team in an exchange with Vancouver and Tampa Bay to select Pavel Brendl.
In 2007, the Hawks jumped from fifth to first with an 8.1 percent chance of selecting striker Patrick Kane, who has become one of the best players in franchise history.