The NFHL uses a weighted lottery method to determine who gets the 1st pick in the entry draft.  There will be three lotteries to determine the first three choices in the draft. The first lottery will determine the 1st choice in the draft.  The second lottery will determine the 2nd pick, and the 3rd lottery will determine the 3rd pick. Once the first three spots are determined, the remaining teams will select based on the reverse order of the regular season standings. Teams that win the lottery can move up a maximum of five (5) spots in the draft order.  Should a team win a lottery that would move them up more than 5 spots, they will automatically be awarded the position that is exactly 5 spots higher in the draft order.  If that puts them 2nd or 3rd in the draft order, the corresponding lottery will not take place and the lottery that was just performed will be done again. For example, if the 7th place team wins the 1st place lottery, they will move up 2nd place.  The 2nd place lottery will no longer be needed and the 1st place lottery will be conducted again.

Playoff teams will have their draft order determined by a combination of playoff results and regular season standings.  All teams eliminated in the 1st round will be ranked according to the reverse order of their regular season standings.  The same process will be followed by teams eliminated in the 2nd round and then the conference finals. The two teams in the SMJ Cup finals will have the final 2 picks of the draft, with the winner awarded the final draft pick of the 1st round.

This process is only for the 1st round of the draft.  The second and 3rd round of the drafts will solely be based on the reverse order of the regular season standings, regardless of playoff results.

The lotteries will be conducted using the die rolls on Slack.  A weighted draft lottery system will be used. The 10 teams who missed the playoffs will have certain numbers between 1-1000 be assigned to them according to the first table below. After the first lottery is completed, another lottery will be done with just the 9 remaining teams.  The third lottery will have just the 8 remaining teams.

Lottery 1 (1st Overall Pick)
26th Place 20.0% 1-200
25th Place 17.5% 201-375
24th Place 14.0% 376-515
23rd Place 11.0% 516-625
22nd Place 9.0% 626-715
21st Place 7.5% 716-790
20th Place 6.5% 791-855
19th Place 6.0% 856-915
18th Place 5.0% 916-965
17th Place 3.5% 966-1000
Lottery 2 (2nd Overall Pick)
25th Place 21.5% 1-215
24th Place 18.5% 216-400
23rd Place 15.0% 401-550
22nd Place 11.0% 551-660
21st Place 9.0% 661-750
20th Place 7.5% 751-825
19th Place 6.5% 826-890
18th Place 6.0% 891-950
17th Place 5.0% 951-1000

Lottery 3 (3rd Overall Pick)
24th Place 24.0% 1-240
23rd Place 20.0% 241-440

22nd Place

16.0% 441-600
21st Place 11.0% 601-710
20th Place 9.0% 711-800
19th Place 7.5% 801-875
18th Place 6.5% 876-940
17th Place 6.0% 941-1000

  Here are the chances for each of the non-playoff teams for the first lottery:

Buffalo Sabres 1-200
Anaheim Ducks 201-375
NY Rangers 376-515
Calgary Flames 516-625
Montreal Canadiens 626-715
Tampa Bay Lightning 716-790
Chicago Blackhawks 791-855
NY Islanders 856-915
Los Angeles Kings 916-965
San Jose Sharks 966-1000

 The results of the first lottery are:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the 1st lottery and will get the #1 pick in the 1995 Entry Draft.

Here are the chances for each of the non-playoff teams for the second lottery:

Buffalo Sabres 1-215
Anaheim Ducks 216-400
NY Rangers 401-550
Calgary Flames 551-660
Montreal Canadiens 661-750
Chicago Blackhawks 751-825
NY Islanders 826-890
Los Angeles Kings 891-950
San Jose Sharks 951-1000

The results of the second lottery are:

The Buffalo Sabres win the 2nd lottery and will pick #2 overall in the 1995 Entry Draft.

Here are the chances for each of the non-playoff teams for the third lottery:

Anaheim Ducks 1-240
NY Rangers 241-440
Calgary Flames 441-600
Montreal Canadiens 601-710
Chicago Blackhawks 711-800
NY Islanders 801-875
Los Angeles Kings 876-940
San Jose Sharks 941-1000

The results of the third lottery are:

Anaheim Ducks win the 3rd lottery and will have the 3rd pick in the 1995 Entry Draft.

 The Entry Draft order for the first round only is:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Round 1
# Team Owned By Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM
1 Tampa Bay NY Rangers Jarome Iginla F          
2 Buffalo Buffalo Martin St. Louis F          
3 Anaheim Florida Shane Doan F          
4 NY Rangers Tampa Bay Marc Savard F          
5 Calgary Calgary Mikka Kiprusoff G          
6 Montreal Pittsburgh JS Giguere G          
7 Chicago Tampa Bay Wade Redden D          
8 NY Islanders Florida Dan Boyle D          
9 Los Angeles Los Angeles Brian Boucher G          
10 San Jose Edmonton Bryan Berard D          
11 Pittsburgh Montreal Petr Sykora F          
12 St. Louis Montreal Daymond Langkow F          
13 Vancouver Tampa Bay Michal Handzus F          
14 Edmonton Edmonton Radek Dvorak F          
15 Toronto Toronto Jan Hlavac F          
16 Florida Toronto Pavel Rosa D          
17 Hartford Hartford Jochen Hecht F          
18 Columbus Hartford Martin Biron G          
19 Quebec Quebec Brad Isbister F          
20 Boston Minnesota Stephane Robidas D          
21 Minnesota Tampa Bay Jay McKee D          
22 Winnipeg Winnipeg Kyle McLaren D          
23 New Jersey Tampa Bay Filip Kuba D          
24 Colorado Los Angeles Brent Sopel D          
25 Philadelphia Buffalo Shawn Thornton F          
26 Detroit Buffalo Jan Hrdina F          
Round 2
# Team Owned By Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM
27 Buffalo Tampa Bay Vesa Toskala G          
28 Anaheim Tampa Bay Denis Gauthier D          
29 NY Rangers NY Rangers Danil Markov D          
30 Calgary Calgary Peter Schaefer F          
31 Montreal Montreal Mikael Samuelsson F          
32 Tampa Bay Detroit Alyn McCauley F          
33 Chicago Colorado Chad Kilger F          
34 NY Islanders NY Islanders Chris Mason G          
35 Los Angeles Los Angeles Andre Roy F          
36 San Jose Buffalo Alexei Morozov F          
37 Pittsburgh Florida Sean Brown D          
38 Quebec Quebec Artem Anisimov D          
39 St. Louis Winnipeg Aki Berg D          
40 Vancouver Tampa Bay Marc Denis G          
41 Edmonton Buffalo Christian Laflamme D          
42 Toronto Toronto Brad Larsen F          
43 Florida Los Angeles Dmitri Tershyny F          
44 Boston Boston Georges Laraque F          
45 Minnesota Toronto Brent Johnson G          
46 Philadelphia Philadelphia Ville Niemenen F          
47 Hartford Chicago JS Aubin G          
48 New Jersey New Jersey Chris McAllister D          
49 Columbus Toronto Jason Doig D          
50 Detroit Toronto Mike Leclerc D          
51 Winnipeg Winnipeg Clark Wilm F          
52 Colorado Colorado Vladimir Orszagh F          
Round 3
# Team Owned By Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM
53 Buffalo NY Rangers Dale Purinton D          
54 Anaheim NY Rangers Daniel Tjarnqvist D          
55 NY Rangers NY Rangers Zac Bierk G          
56 Calgary Calgary Dwayne Hay F          
57 Montreal Vancouver Petr Buzek D          
58 Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Peter Worrell F          
59 Chicago Florida Jason Podollan F          
60 NY Islanders NY Islanders Justin Kurtz D          
61 Los Angeles Winnipeg Byron Ritchie D          
62 San Jose Florida Sergei Vyshedkevich D          
63 Pittsburgh Florida Maxim Kuznetsov D          
64 Quebec Vancouver Tomi Kallio F          
65 St. Louis St. Louis Dmitri Nabokov F          
66 Vancouver Florida Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre D          
67 Edmonton Edmonton Shane Willis F          
68 Toronto Florida Mike Hanson F          
69 Florida Florida Sergei Gusev D          
70 Boston Buffalo Ladislav Kohn F          
71 Minnesota Florida Brad Symes D          
72 Philadelphia NY Rangers Jason Reid D          
73 Hartford Buffalo Jason Holland D          
74 New Jersey Florida Corey Neilson D          
75 Columbus Florida Johan Davidsson F          
76 Detroit Vancouver Daniel Goneau F          
77 Winnipeg Winnipeg Marc Chouinard F          
78 Colorado Tampa Bay Sven Butenschon D