What time is the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery?

Capitals won't be in it but for NHL fans in general here's how to watch
Ryan Leonard, Washington Capitals
Ryan Leonard, Washington Capitals / Richard T Gagnon/GettyImages

The NHL has officially annouced the start time for the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery which is set for Tuesday May 7 at the NHL Network studios in Seacaucus, New Jersey. It'll be the leadup to Game 2 between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers, who recently elminated the Washington Capitals in four games.

You can catch the draft lottery live on ESPN, Sportsnet, and TVA Sports. The lottery will determine the selection for the first 16 picks in the first round of the 2024 NHL Draft and includes all participants that did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

It also includes teams that acquired the first round drafting positions of those non playoff teams. The NHL announced the Draft Lottery format back on March 23, 2021. Per the press release from the NHL:

""Among the changes in effect since 2022 is a limit on the total number of selections (10) a team participating in the Draft Lottery can "move up" in the event if it wins one of the lottery draws. Thus, only the top 11 seeds will be eligible to receive the first overall selection in the 2024 NHL Daft.""

NHL press release

The prize for this year's NHL Draft is Macklin Celebrini who is projected by many to go number one overall. He's from Boston University and ranked number one among North American skaters per NHL Central Scouting. Anton Silayev leads all European based skaters.

The NHL Scouting Combine will take place from June 2 through the 8th at Key Bank Center and LECOM Harborcenter in Buffalo, New York.

While the Caps didn't make the lottery they hit a home run last year by landing the eighth overall pick and the chance to draft Ryan Leonard who is now a star at Boston College and an even bigger star on the United States stage.

He will represent the USA at IIHF Worlds while Martin Fehervary will represent Slovakia in the tournament. Leonard won gold at the World Junior Championships over the winter.