The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the 2020 NHL Draft will be tentatively held Oct. 9-10. In conjunction with the NHL's release, the Anaheim Ducks announced the club's 2020 Draft coverage will be presented by Honda - the NHL's Official Automotive Partner.
The Ducks own the sixth overall selection for the upcoming draft, marking the highest selection for the club since 2012 when Hampus Lindholm was selected sixth overall. Anaheim owns two picks in the first round of the draft, marking the second consecutive year the Ducks have had multiple first-round picks. Last year, Anaheim selected Trevor Zegras ninth overall and Brayden Tracey 29th overall. The Ducks are currently scheduled (barring future transactions) to be the only team with two first-round selections in each of the last two NHL Drafts (2019 and 2020).
Despite not having a recent top-five pick, the Ducks have drafted 30 NHL players over the last 10 years (2010) who have played 5,893 games, the most in the NHL. The list is led by Cam Fowler (679), Hampus Lindholm (502) and Rickard Rakell (447). John Gibson (287) has played more games than any other goalie drafted in 2011.
The top ranked prospects by NHL Central Scouting include left wing Alexis Lafreniere (Rimouski, QMJHL), center Quinton Byfield (Sudbury, OHL), defenseman Jamie Drysdale (Erie, OHL), left wing Tim Stuetzle (Mannheim, Germany), defenseman Jake Sanderson (USNTDP), center Cole Perfetti (Saginaw, OHL), center Marco Rossi (Ottawa, OHL), right wing Jack Quinn (Ottawa, OHL) and right wing Alexander Holtz (Djurgarden, Sweden).
Information on the 2020-21 NHL regular season and ticket options will be posted as it becomes available on AnaheimDucks.com.