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Ducks Announce Plans for Draft Lottery Show on Friday, June 26

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The Ducks will produce a pre- and postshow hosted by Kent French and Brian Hayward on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch starting at 4:45 p.m. PT and immediately following the NHL Draft Lottery this Friday, June 26. (The lottery begins at 5 p.m. PT on NBCSN and NHL Network). The Ducks enter the lottery in the fifth position, with an 8.5% chance of winning the top overall selection. If Anaheim picks in the top five, it will mark the club's highest draft pick in 15 years (Bobby Ryan, second overall in 2005).

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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.

This also marks the second consecutive year the Ducks have had two first-round picks, following last year's selections of Trevor Zegras (ninth overall) and Brayden Tracey (29th overall). Zegras was named by The Athletic (January 2020) as the top prospect outside the NHL. The Ducks are currently scheduled (barring future transactions) to be the only team with multiple first-round selections in each of the last two NHL Drafts (2019 and 2020).

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