Back in June the Anaheim Ducks selected 7 players from the NHL Draft in Dallas.
The Ducks selected 6 foot, 183 pound center Isac Lunderstrom, an 18 year old Sweden native. Here is what Lunderstrom had to say about being drafted by the Ducks, “I was really emotional when I heard my name. Huge honor to be a part of the Anaheim Ducks organization. A lot of good Swedish players there. I’ve also heard good things about Anaheim.”
Bob Murray on Lunderstrom, “He’s a real good, solid hockey player. He plays the right way, a solid two-way player. He had a great World Junior tournament and that’s saying something. Very bright. We are really happy with him.”
The Ducks selected 6 foot, 193 pound center Benoit-Olivier Groulx, an 18 year old Quebec native. Here is what Groulx had to say about being drafted by the Ducks, “When I look at [Anaheim], they’re developing young guys. It’s going to be great for me to go to an organization that I know will develop me into an NHL player. I couldn’t be more excited.” Groulx also said, “I was with my family in the stands, and they were all crying. I contained myself, but I was pretty close. It was a lot of emotion. I’m proud to be drafted by Anaheim. It was one of my best teams. I’m really excited”
The Ducks selected left wing Blake McLaughlin 18 year old a United States native. He spoke on how that he models his game after Zach Parise and Patrick Kane.
The Ducks selected goaltender Lukas Dostal 18 year old Czech Republic native. He was top-ranked European goaltender in Central Scouting’s final rankings.
The Ducks selected a 6 foot, 176 pound right wing Jackson Perbix a 17 year old United States native. He was drafted is fresh out of Elk River High School.
The Duck selected an 6 foot, 201 pound goaltender Roman Durny a 20 year old Slovakia native. He was ninth ranked European goaltender in Central Scouting’s final ranking.
The Ducks selected a 6 foot, 190 pound defenseman Hunter Drew a 19 year old Ontario native. He has racked up a high of 159 penalty minutes 69 of those minutes were over a 42 game span.
Blog post coming up next… 2018 NHL Draft recap
This season marks the 25th Anniversary of the Anaheim Ducks franchise. It is going to be a season filled with many surprises and who knows maybe one of those many surprises might be going far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!!!!
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Source: Kyle Shohara- “Ducks Sekect Seven Players in 2018 NHL Draft”
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