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MONTREAL -- The Anaheim Ducks kicked off the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in memorable fashion, dealing veteran defenseman Chris Pronger to the Philadelphia Flyers before the New York Islanders selected John Tavares with the first pick.
The Flyers shipped defenseman Luca Sbisa, forward Joffrey Lupul and two first-round picks: this season's No. 21 and next season's first-round pick. Anaheim will also receive a conditional third-round pick in one of the next two seasons.
Philadelphia also received 25-year-old minor league forward Ryan Dingle.
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