Contrary to popular belief, the NHL Entry Draft continues well beyond one round each and every June. To be exact, the 1st round completes only 1/7th of the total action to be had on draft night, with many current and past NHL stars hearing their name called long after Round 1 has come to a close.
In total, the Anaheim Ducks walked away with an 8 man class from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, only two of which were first round selections. Here’s a look at the Ducks final 6 picks of the night, all of whom hope to make a meaningful impact to the franchise over the course of their budding careers.
Round 2Pick 12: Devante Smith-Pelly, Right Wing, Mississauga St. Michael’s (OHL) In his second year with Mississauga St. Michael’s, Smith-Pelly took a major step forward, netting 16 additional goals and 21 additional assists, bringing his year end totals to 29 and 33 respectively, while more than doubling his total point output from 25 in year 1 to 62 in year 2.
Round 5Pick 2: Christopher Wagner, Right Wing, South Shore (EJHL) Wagner was prolific in his second season with South Shore, scoring 34 times coupled with 49 assists, adding up to 83 points in just 44 appearances in 2009-2010.
Pick 12: Tim Heed, Defenseman, Sodertalje (Sweden) A bit undersized for a prototypical defenseman, Heed has posted solid offensive contributions for his native Swedish squad to the tune of 8 goals and 29 assists in 32 games last year.
Round 6Pick 11: Andreas Dahlstrom, Center, AIK (Sweden) Dahlstrom is raw, but makes a valuable asset as a tough guy. Not an elite scorer, the young Swede tends to rack up significantly more penalty minutes than goals or assists.
Pick 27: Kevin Lind, Defenseman, Chicago (USHL) Lind provides a big body on defense and doesn’t shy away from contact. He made some offensive contributions as well with 6 goals and 10 assists in 55 contests a year ago.
Round 7Pick 12: Brett Perlini, Right Wing, Michigan State (CCHA) By no means a scorer, the grinder has nice size for his position and uses it well around the ice.