After one of the craziest draft lotteries in the past decade, the Ducks drew 6th overall.
Some fans may be disappointed that the Ducks aren’t picking higher and some fans are just happy that the Ducks aren’t picking lower.
The lottery hasn’t been in the Ducks favor the past few years but the Ducks have managed to pick some real gems from what they’ve been given.
The last time the Ducks picked 6th overall they selected a kid named Hampus Lindholm. The 2020 Draft seems to be pretty deep.
Let’s take a look at the possible options the Ducks have at 6th overall.
Picking Drysdale may not be likely since he’s scouted to go to Detroit but in the event, he falls the Ducks should waste no time in picking him. The Ducks have a solid d-core for the future but they don’t have that star defenceman that they need.
Drysdale is an elite skating defenceman who can get right up in the offense. His skating also helps him get back on defense when needed. Drysdale has been compared to former Duck Scott Niedermayer due to his elite skating and offensive ability. This is definitely one player that should be on the Ducks’ radar.
The Ducks have had a problem with scoring goals these past few years. Holtz has shown that he can be an elite goal scorer in the NHL. He has great offensive awareness and he plays an all-around intelligent game. Holtz has been praised for his amazing shot.
The Ducks are in need of a pure goal scorer for the future. Alexander Holtz could be the answer to their problems. He’s been compared to Patrik Laine due to his pure goal-scoring ability. Holtz could be a very good option for the Ducks at 6th overall.
Speed and skill are the new wave of the NHL. Lucas Raymond fits that bill to a tee. He has a strong two-way game with elite vision when he has the puck. Raymond also has a strong wrist shot much like Holtz. He’s able to play on both the power play and the penalty kill. Raymond’s numbers might not stand out to most people but he played on a very deep team full of veteran players.
The SHL is also a very skilled league and to be able to compete in it at 18 is very difficult. Raymond has shown that he is able to compete at an elite level. He’s been compared to Johnny Gaudreau because of his great speed and elite vision with the puck. Raymond looks as if he would be a good fit for the Ducks.
The Ducks may not need another center in their system but if they do want another one Cole Perfetti may be the guy. Perfetti has the pure offensive ability. He can dish out assists and snipe some goals here and there. He definitely needs some work on his skating but he has the potential to be something great.
Perfetti has an elite offensive mind. His awareness in the offensive zone is spectacular. He also has great hands which help him create opportunities to score or dish it off to a teammate to create a scoring chance. Perfetti has been compared to Nick Suzuki because of his elite offensive ability. Cole may not be the best fit for the Ducks but he wouldn’t be a terrible pick.
All of these options seem like they could be great fits for the Ducks. This draft is very deep so there really aren’t any bad picks.
Anaheim has consistently drafted well during this decade. Hopefully, this continues into this year.
Fans will eagerly await to see who’s name is called for the Ducks pick on draft day.
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