2018 Entry Draft Lottery Oddsby J.J. Jameson | September 3, 2018, 1:15 PM ET
The 2018 SICHL Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 13 picks in the first round of the 2018 SICHL Draft, will be held on Thursday, September 6, in Toronto. The SICHL Draft Lottery will be conducted live starting at 11 p.m. ET and streamed on the official SICHL YouTube channel.
About the 2018 SICHL Draft Lottery
The 2018 SICHL Draft Lottery will consist of three drawings: the 1st Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting first overall, the 2nd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting second overall and the 3rd Lottery Draw will determine the club selecting third overall.
Participants in the SICHL Draft Lottery include the expansion Seattle Grunge, who begin play in the 2018-19 season, and all other clubs that did not qualify for this season's Continental Cup Playoffs (or clubs that acquired the first-round picks of those non-playoff clubs).
The Grunge will be afforded the exact same lottery odds as the team finishing the regular season in 26th place - or with the third-worst regular-season record. They will be guaranteed no lower than the sixth overall selection.
To accommodate the addition of a 13th team in the SICHL Draft Lottery, the odds for all other participating teams have been reduced proportionally from the odds utilized in last year's Draft Lottery.
The allocation of odds for the 1st Lottery Draw of the 2018 SICHL Draft Lottery is as follows:
- Banff Rockies 18.5 %
- Hamburg Gladiators 12.4 %
- Montreal Millionaires 10.6 %
- Seattle Grunge 10.6 %
- Fredericton Express 8.7 %
- Vancouver Vipers 7.8 %
- Chicago Tigers 6.9 %
- London Monarchs 6.0 %
- Brno Barons 5.6 %
- St. Louis Spartans 4.5 %
- Dublin Shamrocks 3.3 %
- Toronto Metropolitans 2.8 %
- Quebec Canons 2.3 %
The odds for the remaining teams will increase on a proportionate basis for the 2nd Lottery Draw, based on which club wins the 1st Lottery Draw, and again for the 3rd Lottery Draw, based on which club wins the 2nd Lottery Draw.
The 10 clubs not selected in the NHL Draft Lottery will be assigned NHL Draft selections 4 through 13, in inverse order of regular-season points.
The 2018 SICHL Draft will take place on September 22. All rounds will be conducted live online starting at 2 p.m. ET