The Chicago Blackhawks won the NHL draft lottery on Monday night, earning the right to draft phenom Connor Bedard.

The Blackhawks last selected first overall in 2007 when they selected winger Patrick Kane. Chicago had the third best odds to win the first overall pick at 11.5%.

Chicago fully committed to a rebuild this season, which included a trade that sent Kane to the New York Rangers and a parting of ways with free-agent captain Jonathan Toews. That rebuild got a major boost with the potential to draft Bedard, the 17-year-old Canadian junior center whom many believe is a generational talent.

The Anaheim Ducks had the best odds at (18.5%) after finishing in the bottom of the NHL standings. They secured the second overall pick. The Ducks have never selected first overall, but picked Bobby Ryan (2005) and Oleg Tverdovsky (1994) second overall. They’re in line to select center Adam Fantilli of the University of Michigan, considered the second best prospect in the draft.

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a 13.5% chance to securing the first overall pick but dropped to third.

The lottery involved the 16 teams that did not make the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Teams can only move up a maximum of 10 spots.

Bedard, 17, is considered a generational talent by many draft experts and the best franchise building block since Connor McDavid went first overall to the Edmonton Oilers in 2015.

As draft pundit Craig Button, a former NHL general manager, told ESPN: “I think Connor Bedard changes the fortunes of a franchise.”