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QMJHL Lottery on RDS on April 25

April 11, 2024 - Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) News Release

Boucherville, QC - The lottery to determine the draft order for the upcoming QMJHL Entry Draft presented by Fenplast will take place on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m., on RDS, during a special Hockey 360 broadcast.

This year, four teams have a chance to draft first overall on June 7 at the Avenir Centre in Moncton: the Val-d'Or Foreurs, the Cape Breton Eagles, the Québec Remparts and the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Here are the teams that finished in the bottom five in the 2023-2024 overall standings:

18- Val-d'Or Foreurs

17- Québec Remparts (pick traded to Foreurs)

16- Saint John Sea Dogs (pick traded to Eagles)

15- Charlottetown Islanders (pick traded to Remparts)

14- Gatineau Olympiques (pick traded to Sea Dogs)

In the lottery to determine who will draft first, the 21 balls will be distributed as follows:

18th place: 9 balls, 43% chance of drafting 1st

17th place: 6 balls, 28% chance

16th place: 3 balls, 14% chance

15th place: 2 balls, 10% chance

14th place: 1 ball, 5% chance

With their own selection and that of the Remparts, the Val-d'Or Foreurs find themselves with 15 balls out of 21, giving them a 71% chance of drafting first.

The Eagles have 3 balls and a 14% chance, the Remparts 2 balls and a 10% chance, and the Sea Dogs 1 ball and a 5% chance.

On April 25, during the RDS lottery, the General Manager of the Foreurs (Maxime Desruisseaux), Eagles (Sylvain Couturier), Remparts (Simon Gagné) and Sea Dogs (Anthony Stella) will be in the studio.

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