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Batting cleanup: Connor McDavid.

The Edmonton Oilers star batted in a bouncing puck with a baseball-style swing, something he's not a stranger to having been drafted two years ago.

It was forward Mark Letestu who tried to pop in a rebound, when the puck deflected off of Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson and gave McDavid the chance to show off some skills he honed at Marlins Park after the Oilers selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

A handful of players drafted that year took batting practice at Marlins Park before they were selected. McDavid, Mitchell Marner, Jack Eichel were among those who got to take some batting practice.

McDavid described his turn as not very good, but maybe the practice cuts paid off after all.

Video: DRAFT | Batting Practice Sights & Sounds

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