VIDEO: Devils Pick First in 2019 NHL Draft
The New Jersey Devils will pick first in this year's NHL Draft.
With the best odds at 18.5% coming into Tuesday's draft, the Colorado Avalanche drew the No. 4 selection.
The New York Rangers will pick second and the Chicago Blackhawks will select third at the June draft.
The Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers were the Canadian teams involved. Edmonton drew the No. 8 pick, Detroit 6th, Vancouver earned the 10th-overall selection and Montreal will pick 15th.
Colorado, which opens the post-season Thursday against the Calgary Flames, acquired its selection from the Ottawa Senators in the trade for Matt Duchene in November 2017.
The 15 teams that failed to qualify for the 2019 playoffs or the franchises that acquired the first-round picks of non-playoff clubs, participated in the lottery.
— With files from the Canadian Press