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Anaheim Ducks sign 2019 1st round draft pick Brayden Tracey to entry level contract

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The 29th overall pick figures to be a big part of the Ducks future forward corps.

2019 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have signed forward Brayden Tracey to a three year entry level contract.

While the Ducks used their original ninth overall pick to draft center Trevor Zegras, the 29th pick used to select Tracey was acquired from the Buffalo Sabres in the Brandon Montour trade.

After a breakout draft season last year with 81 points (35G, 45A) in 66 games, Tracey has followed it up with another productive run of games to begin the season in the Western Hockey League with 22 points (10G, 12A) in 13 games.

Tracey put on an impressive performance at the Ducks Rookie Faceoff Tournament in September before sustaining an injury in training camp that delayed his start to the season with Moose Jaw. The 18-year-old might be knocking on the door of the Anaheim Ducks sooner than expected if he keeps up his current production.