Assuming the NHL doesn't increase the draft age to 19, we know that they are going to pull some sort of weighted or non-weighted 30 team lottery instead, to determine the drafting order. My question is, will whichever drafting order they concoct continue in that order for the remainder of the draft rounds? For example, if Buffalo ends up with the #1 pick, then Minnesota with the 2nd, etc., will Buffalo then get the 31st pick, Minnesota the the 32nd, and so on? I've never heard anything about this, so maybe this is already been decided and it's old news But personally, I hope not. If the drafting order is going to be based purely on luck, it wouldn't be quite fair to continue that same order for the remainder of the draft. I'm hoping they do a lottery to determine the drafting order for each individual round. It'd be a shame if the same team who lucks out and gets Crosby also gets the first shot at the 2nd round.