Draft Well in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Only 7 days remain until the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, and the excitement grows with each passing day. Several starry-eyed prospects are gearing up for what could be the beginning of a wonderful chapter in their hockey careers. The New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, and Chicago Blackhawks have the first three picks this year, but the Anaheim Ducks still have a pick in the Top 10. In fact, going into draft day, the Ducks have two picks in the first round, 9th and 29th overall.
Bob Murray has expressed that he will choose the best player available in the first few rounds, and fill needs from there. While the draft is usually unpredictable, players like Trevor Zegras, Kirby Dach, and Peyton Krebs are among some of the prospects who are currently fan favorites for Ducks Nation, should they be available.
Bob Murray has earned a reputation for himself as having a really good eye for talent in the latter part of the first round. Having had to draft in the 20’s or later over the past few seasons, he’s had to get good at finding those gems. So, having the 29th overall pick is reassuring that the Ducks will walk away with two high-end prospects in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
The Ducks are without a third and seventh round pick this year. However, along with their two first round picks, they also have a second, fourth, fifth, and two sixth-round picks to make up for it. Murray needs to consider the future of his team, as this is likely one of his last few drafts with the Ducks. At this point, the team could use a player at any position aside from goaltender.