Ducks Draft Logan MacMillan in 1st Round
Logan MacMillan poses with (L-R) Ducks Director of Amateur Scouting Alain Chainey, GM/Executive Vice President Brian Burke, Amateur Scout Brent Flehr and Head Coach Randy Carlyle after being selected 19th overall.
The 6-1, 172-pound MacMillan turns 18 on July 5 and played for Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season. MacMillan had 55 points (20 goals and 35 assists) in 68 games with Halifax this season, including 38 in the last 35 games. He was ranked No. 42 in the Central Scouting Service's final ranking of North American Skaters.
"Logan is a complete player who excels at both ends of the rink," said Ducks Director of Amateur Scouting Alain Chainey. He has great hockey sense, character and work ethic. He wanted to be a Duck and is a great fit for our organization."
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MacMillan won a gold medal with Team Canada at the Under-18 Junior World Cup in 2006 and captained Team Atlantic at the 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring three goals and adding three assists.
MacMillan's father Bob played 11 seasons in the NHL, scoring 108 points with the Atlanta Flames in 1978-79. Bob was drafted 15th overall in the 1972 NHL Entry Draft, making the MacMillans the sixth father-son combo selected in the first round in NHL history. But they were the third in this draft alone, including Sam Gagner (6th) and father Dave (12th in '83) and Brandon Sutter (17th) and father Brent (11th in '80).
Anaheim had owned the 16th pick in the Draft, since they traded defenseman Shane O'Brien and a 3rd-round pick in this year's Draft to Tampa Bay for goalie Gerald Coleman and Tampa Bay's 1st-round pick on Feb. 24, 2007. But just before making the 16th selection, Anaheim traded it to Minnesota for the 19th and 42nd selections in this year's Draft.
Chicago took Patrick Kane of Buffalo with the 1st overall pick in the Draft, while Philadelphia took James vanRiemsdyk of Middletown, New Jersey with the 2nd selection. They were the first U.S.-born players to be taken 1st and 2nd overall in NHL Entry Draft history.
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