Blackhawks move up to No. 3 pick in 2019 NHL Draft

Chicago jumps up nine spots.

Luck was on the Blackhawks’ side during the NHL draft lottery Tuesday in Toronto.

The Blackhawks only had an 8.2 percent chance of moving up to the top three, and the table tennis balls bounced their way to the No. 3 spot for this year’s NHL draft in Vancouver.

Chicago has drafted at No. 3 overall five times in franchise history.

1966: Terry Caffery (C)

1980: Denis Savard (C)

1984: Eddie Olczyk (RW)

2004: Cam Barker (D)

2006: Jonathan Toews (C)

The Devils and Rangers took the top two spots, respectively. American forward Jack Hughes of the United States National Development Program and Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko of Liiga’s TPS are the projected top two picks.

This year’s NHL Draft is June 21-22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Chicago general manager Stan Bowman has drafted nine players in the first round, and only the last three remain in the organization.

Chicago’s first-round picks by Bowman

2010: Kevin Hayes (RW) — No. 24

2011: Mark McNeill (C) — No. 18

2011: Phillip Danault (C) — No. 26

2012: Teuvo Teravainen (C) — No. 18

2013: Ryan Hartman (RW) — No. 30

2014: Nick Schmaltz (C) — No. 20

2017: Henri Jokiharju (D) — No. 29

2018: Adam Boqvist (D) — No. 8

2018: Nicolas Beaudin (D) — No. 27

Recent No. 3 overall picks

2014: Leon Draisaitl (C) — EDM

2015: Dylan Strome (C) — ARI

2016: Pierre-Luc Dubois (LW) — CBJ

2017: Miro Heiskanen (D) — DAL

2018: Jesperi Kotkaniemi (C) — MTL

2019 NHL draft lottery results

No. 1: New Jersey Devils

No. 2: New York Rangers

No. 3: Chicago Blackhawks

No. 4: Colorado Avalanche

No. 5: Los Angeles Kings

No. 6: Detroit Red Wings

No. 7: Buffalo Sabres

No. 8: Edmonton Oilers

No. 9: Anaheim Ducks

No. 10: Vancouver Canucks

No. 11: Philadelphia Flyers

No. 12: Minnesota Wild

No. 13: Florida Panthers

No. 14: Arizona Coyotes

No. 15: Montreal Canadiens