Ducks Make Seven Selections in Rounds 2-7 of 2012 NHL Draft

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Ducks Make Seven Selections in Rounds 2-7 of 2012 NHL Draft
Denmark goaltender Frederik Andersen was selected by the Ducks with the 87th overall pick in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft.
The Ducks selected seven additional players in Rounds 2-7 of the 2012 NHL Draft today at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to yesterday’s first-round pick (sixth overall) of Hampus Lindholm (Rogle Jr., Sweden), the club selected left wing Nicolas Kerdiles (second round, 36th overall), goaltender Frederik Andersen (third round, 87th overall), center Kevin Roy (fourth round, 97th overall), and defensemen Andrew O’Brien (fourth round, 108th overall), Brian Cooper (fifth round, 127th overall), Kenton Helgesen (seventh round, 187th overall) and Jaycob Megna (seventh round, 210th overall).
 
“We are thrilled with the players we selected this weekend in Pittsburgh,” said Ducks Director of Amateur Scouting Martin Madden. “We were extremely fortunate to land Orange County native Nicolas Kerdiles at 36th overall. Frederik Andersen has an opportunity next season at the pro level and we also added some size on the blueline.”
 
Kerdiles, 18 (1/11/94), becomes the first Anaheim Ducks draft selection who was raised in Orange County (born in Lewisville, TX). The Irvine, CA resident led the U.S. National Under-18 squad with 20-22=42 points in 50 contests in 2011-12. His seven power play goals also led the club, while his four game-winning goals ranked second. The 6-2, 201-pound winger has been invited to attend the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp this August.
 
As a member of Team USA, Kerdiles won gold at both the 2011 and 2012 IIHF Under-18 World Junior Championships. In the 2012 tournament, he scored a team high 2-3=5 points in the gold-medal game against Sweden. In addition, he scored the overtime goal in Team USA’s semifinal game at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Kerdiles has committed to play with the University of Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in the Fall.
 
Andersen, 22 (10/2/89), appeared in 39 games for Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League last season, posting a 1.67 goals-against average (GAA) with seven shutouts and a .941 save percentage (SV%). A native of Herning, Denmark, Andersen has represented Team Denmark at the last four IIHF World Championships in Finland/Sweden (2012), Slovakia (2011) and Germany (2010) and Switzerland (2009). He was also a member of the Danish team at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic.
 
Andrew O'Brien was the first of four defensemen taken by the Ducks during the second day of the 2012 NHL Draft.
Roy, 19 (5/20/93), was named the 2011-12 United States Hockey League (USHL) Player of the Year after becoming the first player in the league’s current format (since 2002) to score 50 goals. Roy led the league with 54-50=104 points and helped Lincoln to a 38-18-4 regular-season record, the most wins for the Stars in 10 years. In the 2012 USHL playoffs, he led Lincoln with seven goals and 10 points (7-3=10), before the Stars were eliminated in the Western Conference Final series by Waterloo.
 
O’Brien, 19 (11/21/92), collected 8-21=29 points with a +2 rating with 95 PIM in 68 games with Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) last season. Among team defensemen, he ranked second in scoring and assists, and tied for first in goals. The 6-3, 200-pound defenseman added 1-9=10 points in 18 QMJHL Playoff games, helping lead his team to a semifinal appearance against Saint John. O’Brien made his QMJHL debut with Chicoutimi in 2010-11, recording 1-9=10 points with 33 PIM in 55 games.
 
Cooper, 18 (11/1/93), scored 6-18=24 points with a +16 rating and 92 PIM in 55 games with Fargo (USHL) in 2011-12. The Anchorage, AK native ranked second among club defensemen in points, while his +16 rating ranked second overall on the club. The 5-10, 180-pound blueliner scored a career-high 11-22=33 points in 51 games with Fargo in 2010-11, ranking tied for sixth among USHL defensemen. Cooper has committed to play with the University of Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA) in the Fall.
 
Helgesen, 18 (3/19/94), appeared in 58 games with Calgary of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2011-12, earning 3-11=14 points with a +7 rating and 63 PIM. The 6-3, 186-pound defenseman also played five WHL Playoff games in 2012, going scoreless with two PIM.
 
Megna, 19 (12/10/92), appeared in 35 games for the University of Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA) last season, scoring 2-3=5 points with 8 PIM. In 2010-11, the 6-4, 164-pound blueliner scored 1-17=18 points with 24 PIM in 55 games with Muskegon (USHL).

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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

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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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