Finishing with the fifth-best odds for the first-overall selection, this means the Ducks have slipped back one spot from where they finished. This is because the first-overall pick belongs to a team that is yet to be determined — one of the eight teams that will be eliminated in the qualifying round of the NHL playoffs will be drawn in a second draft lottery before the first round of playoffs, sometime in early August, if all goes to plan.
The Ducks have selected sixth overall just once before in the team’s history, selecting defender Hampus Lindholm at No. 6 in the 2010 draft. With the team’s defensive depth in question, it’s possible they may go for a defender once again in 2020.
Here’s the full result of the Draft Lottery:
- ELIMINATED TEAM TBD
- Los Angeles Kings
- Ottawa Senators (via San Jose Sharks)
- Detroit Red Wings
- Ottawa Senators
- Anaheim Ducks
- New Jersey Devils
- Buffalo Sabres
The remaining spots will be assigned in reverse order of points percentage among the eliminated teams after Phase 2 of the Draft Lottery.