This is said to be one of the deepest NHL entry drafts in recently history and the Anaheim Ducks are set to take full advantage, looking to jumpstart their rebuild with two first-round selections tonight.
While they’ve got seven picks overall, the Ducks are missing their original fourth-round selection, traded to the Montreal Canadiens on June 30, 2019 in exchange for Nicolas Deslauriers, as well as their seventh-round pick, which was sent to the Vancouver Canucks with Luke Schenn on Jan. 17, 2019 for defender Michael Del Zotto.
Here’s every pick the Ducks own going into the 2020 NHL Entry Draft:
2020 Anaheim Ducks Draft
- Pick 27: Acquired from the Boston Bruins with forward David Backes and prospect Axel Andersson in exchange for forward Ondrej Kase on Feb. 21, 2020.
- Pick 104: Originally belonging to the Nashville Predators, this pick was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers, along with Ryan Hartman, in exchange for Wayne Simmonds on Feb. 25, 2019. On Feb. 24, 2020, the Flyers traded Kyle Criscuolo and a conditional fourth-round pick to the Ducks for forward Derek Grant. The Ducks were to receive the better of the fourth-round picks that the Flyers already owned (theirs, and Nashville’s).
Round 1 of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft starts tomorrow at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.