Who They Say the Ducks Will Draft

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Who They Say the Ducks Will Draft
WHO THEY SAY THE DUCKS WILL DRAFT
(FIRST ROUND ONLY)

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com
12th Pick - Emerson Etem, LW, Medicine Hat (WHL)
WHAT KIMELMAN SAID: "Home-grown sniper from Long Beach will make local fans very happy."

Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Born: June 16, 1992 in Long Beach, CA

 - In his first Western Hockey League season, Etem led all rookies in goals (37) and finished fourth overall in points (65) in 72 games. He added another seven goals (7-3--10) in 12 playoff games and was named Medicine Hat’s Rookie of the Year for 2009-10.

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29th Pick - Charlie Coyle, C/RW, South Shore (EJHL)
WHAT KIMELMAN SAID: "Work ethic won't be an issue: His favorite off-ice activity? Working out."

Position: Right Wing/Center
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2
Weight: 202
Born: March 2, 1992 in Boston, MA

- Coyle, who will attend Boston University in the fall, was named Eastern Junior Hockey League Rookie of the Year after finishing fifth overall in scoring with 63 points (21-42--63) in 42 games. He was coached this season by Scott Harlow, who was once a teammate of Coyle's dad, Chuck, with the South Shore Braves of the old New England Junior Hockey League.

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Brad Holland - NHL.com
12th Pick - Quinton Howden, C, Moose Jaw (WHL)
WHAT HOLLAND SAID: "Ducks' wingers mean a center looks good here, and Howden a perfect No. 2 behind Getzlaf."

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 6-2
Weight: 182
Born: January 21, 1992 in Winnipeg, MB

 - A recipient of the 2008-09 Moose Jaw Rookie of the Year Award, he patterns his game after Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks whom he says is "a great leader on and off the ice, he's a big physical guy and he works hard every day and night."

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29th Pick - Jason Zucker, LW, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
WHAT HOLLAND SAID: "Las Vegas-born forward won't put up gaudy numbers, but plays the energetic game coaches love."

Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11
Weight: 174
Born: January 16, 1992 in Newport Beach, CA

- Zucker was one of two U.S. players to win three gold medals in one calendar year – he won gold at the 2009 and 2010 Under-18 Championships as well as the gold medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships. Goaltender and his best friend on the team, Jack Campbell, was the other to complete the feat.

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Mike Morreale - NHL.com
12th Pick - Mikael Granlund, C, HIFK (Finland)
WHAT MORREALE SAID: "The top European prospect on the board has drawn comparisons to Saku Koivu."

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Born: February 26, 1992 in Oulu, FIN

- He averaged nearly a point-per-game in his first season in Finland's top league, leading all rookies with 40 points (13-27--40) in 43 games playing for HIFK -- a program that has produced several NHL stars: Olli Jokinen, Sami Kapanen, Kimmo Timonen as well as the Tuomo and Jarkko Ruutu.

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29th Pick - Charlie Coyle, C/RW, South Shore (EJHL)
WHAT MORREALE SAID: ""The Boston University-bound center enjoys battling down low and in the corners"

Position: Right Wing/Center
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2
Weight: 202
Born: March 2, 1992 in Boston, MA

 - He was selected to represent his country at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial as well as the 2009 Four Nations Cup where he scored the overtime winner against Switzerland wrapping up the tournament title for the U.S. with a 3-0 record.

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Allan Muir - Sports Illustrated
12th Pick - Mikael Granlund, C, HIFK (Finland)
WHAT MUIR SAID: "Granlund's size and skating have raised some concerns, but there's no arguing with his talent. He might have the best hockey sense in the entire class, and he excelled while playing against grown men in the Finnish Elite League, where he scored 40 points in just 43 games."

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Born: February 26, 1992 in Oulu, FIN

- He represented his country at the 2010 World Junior Championships where he led his team in points (7) and assists (6) with Finland finishing fifth overall.

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29th Pick - Tyler Pitlick, C, Minnesota State (WCHA)
WHAT MUIR SAID: "Pitlick is a big body who lacks an elite offensive touch but plays such a responsible two-way game that he projects as no worse than a solid third-line center."

Position: Center
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2
Weight: 194
Born: November 1, 1991 in Minneapolis, MN

- Pitlick completed his freshman year at Minnesota State playing predominantly as a winger -- his 19 points (11-8--19) in 38 games led all freshman scorers on the Mavericks. MSU has had 11 players selected in the NHL Entry Draft – the New York Islanders’ Tim Jackman (38th overall in 2001) is the highest-ever player drafted from MSU.

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Scott Cullen - TSN
12th Pick - Derek Forbort, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
WHAT CULLEN SAID: "A big blueliner who can handle the puck, Forbort will go to the University of North Dakota and could emerge as an impact defenseman."

Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6-5
Weight: 198
Born: March 4, 1992 in Duluth, MN

- A big defender, he made the jump to the U.S. National Team Development Program from Duluth East High School after his 2008-09 season. In 26 games played against USHL competition in 2009-10 he had 14 points (4-10--14). Overall he played 56 games with the U.S. Under-18 team recording 25 points (5-20--25).

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29th Pick - Jaden Schwartz, C, Tri-City (USHL)
WHAT CULLEN SAID: "The leading scorer in the USHL, with 83 points in 60 games, Schwartz is heading to Colorado College."

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Born: June 25, 1992 in Melfort, SK

 - Playing in the USHL this year, Schwartz won the scoring title with 83 points (33-50--83) in 60 games, becoming the youngest player to do so since 1982-83. It was also the highest point total since Thomas Vanek in 2001-02. and he was named to the USHL First All-Star team and the Offensive Player of the Year.

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Yahoo! Sports
12th Pick - Jeff Skinner, C, Kitchener (OHL)
WHAT RYAN LAMBERT SAID: "Bob McKenzie says he's the best pure goal-scorer in the draft? Yeah, the Ducks would like that."

Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10
Weight: 187
Born: May 16, 1992 in Markham, ON

 - He finished the 2009-10 season second in OHL scoring with 50 goals in 64 games and his 90 points (50-40--90) were seventh in the league. In just two seasons in the OHL, including one as a sixteen year-old, Skinner has produced 1.11 points per game.

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29th Pick - Alexander Petrovic, D, Red Deer (WHL)
WHAT GREG WYSHYNSKI SAID: "Time to start rebuilding that blueline and this 6-4 defenseman is a great building block, even if he's a bit raw."

Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4
Weight: 193
Born: March 3, 1992 in Edmonton, AB

- Petrovic won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2009 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament. He was a member of Team Orr at the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospect Game.

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Jeff Marek - CBC
12th Pick - Ryan Johansen, C, Portland (WHL)
WHAT MAREK SAID: "Johansen is a big centerman who still needs to fill out physically, but already possesses skills in all three zones. His compete-level is great, and can both distribute and finish. Johansen is not close to jumping into the NHL (he's at least two years away) but would be a perfect second-line center behind Ryan Getzlaf."

Position: Center
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2
Weight: 192
Born: July 31, 1992 in Vancouver, BC

- Through the first two rounds of the 2010 Western Hockey League playoffs, Johansen led all rookies in scoring, recording 18 points (6-12--18) in 13 games before Portland was eliminated. He finished the 2009-10 regular season second in scoring among WHL rookies with 69 points (25-44--69).

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29th Pick - Alexander Petrovic, D, Red Deer (WHL)
WHAT MAREK SAID: Who stepped up at the Top Prospects game to fight Dylan McIlrath? Now, he didn't win but scouts loved how he showed no fear jumping in there against the toughest prospect in the WHL. A big and strong defender, Petrovic will take time to develop but he'll be worth the wait."

Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4
Weight: 193
Born: March 3, 1992 in Edmonton, AB

 - The defenseman idolizes Mike Modano and models his game after Chris Pronger -- “he has great patience, shows great poise and hardly makes any mistakes.”

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The Hockey News
12th Pick - Brett Connolly, RW/LW, Prince George (WHL)
WHAT THEY SAID: "The Ducks may decide to trade down, or select local product Emerson Etem to one-up the Kings (who pick 19th). However, if Connolly slides this far down, the Ducks will probably grab him and not think twice about it."

Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2
Weight: 181
Born: May 2, 1992 in Campbell River, BC

- An injury-plagued season limited Connolly to just 16 games in 2009-10, but he still managed to score 10 goals and average over a point-per-game (10-9--19). In 2010, he represented Canada at the 2010 Under-18 World Championships for the second straight year.

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29th Pick - Beau Bennett, RW/C, Penticton (BCHL)
WHAT THEY SAID: "Bennett is the 'other' California native highly rated in this year's draft, after Emerson Etem. If the Ducks can't out-maneuver L.A. for Etem, they'll gladly grab Bennett if still available near the end of Round 1."

Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-1
Weight: 173
Born: November 27, 1991 In Torrance, CA

- In 2009-10, Bennett led the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) in scoring with 120 points (41-79--120) in 56 games, averaging 2.14 points per game. The point total was the most since Tyler Bozak of the Toronto Maple Leafs recorded 128 in 2007.

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Craig Custance - Sporting News
12th Pick - Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, Sibir (KHL)
WHAT CUSTANCE SAID: "With two first-round picks, the Ducks can afford to gamble, which is often the case when drafting a Russian. But there's certainly the potential for a big payoff in this high-end goal-scorer."

Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11
Weight: 202
Born: December 13, 1991 in Yaroslavl, RUS

- Playing his second season with HC Sibir Novosibirsk in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, Tarasenko was second on the team in scoring with 10 goals and 17 points in 28 games, while playing just 11:47 per game as an 18-year-old in the league.

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29th Pick - Beau Bennett, RW, Penticton (BCHL)
WHAT CUSTANCE SAID: "Maybe a reach here, but the California native can put up big points."

Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 6-1
Weight: 173
Born: November 27, 1991 In Torrance, CA

 - He is the only BCHL rookie to record 100+ points in a season in the last seven years; the next highest rookie this season had 80 points, 40 behind Bennett.

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Wes Goldstein - CBS Sports

12th Pick - Emerson Etem, C, Medicine Hat (WHL)
WHAT GOLDSTEIN SAID: "He may be the purest goal-scorer available although his skating could be a concern. Could be a No. 2 center and he's a local kid from Long Beach."

Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Born: June 16, 1992 in Long Beach, CA

- He has spent the past three offseasons taking a train over two hours each way to workout with renowned California-based trainer T.R. Goodman and several NHLers including: Chris Chelios, Mike Comrie and Mike Commodore.

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29th Pick - Calvin Pickard, G, Seattle (WHL)
WHAT GOLDSTEIN SAID: "The Ducks lack organizational depth in goal and Pickard is the type who could eventually supplant Jonas Hiller."

Position: Goalie
Catches: Left
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Born: April 15, 1992 in Moncton, NB

- In 2009-10, Pickard led all Western Hockey League goaltenders in minutes played (3688), total saves (2207) and finished sixth overall in save-percentage (0.914). Despite the Thunderbirds 19-41-7-5 record, his workload didn’t go unnoticed and he was a finalist for the 2010 WHL Goaltender of the Year.

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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