Brandon McMillan
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Brandon McMillan

Hometown:

Delta British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-03-22

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Trade with Anaheim, 2013

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2007-08: Brandon McMillan was also a member of Canada's U18 gold medal winning team, where he had 3 points in 7 games playing on a line with Brayden Schenn and Calgary's Greg Nemisz.  He scored 41 points in 71 games for Kelowna. McMillan was chosen by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round, 85th overall, of the 2008 NHL Draft.

2008-09: McMillan posted 14 goals, 35 assists, a plus-23 rating, and 75 PIM in 70 games with Kelowna.

2009-10: In 55 games with Kelowna, McMillan posted 25 goals, 42 assists, a plus-11, 7 powerplay goals, and 3 shorthanded tallies. He also played for Canada at the WJC where he potted 4 goals and 4 assists in 6 games. In may, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Ducks.

 

Talent Analysis

A very fast skater, McMillan is not known for his scoring, but for his solid two-way play, his speed, his aggressive forechecking, and his leadership. McMillan projects as a third liner, but players with his speed, leadership, and work ethic are very valuable in the NHL.  McMillan competes hard for loose pucks and plays a very smart hockey game, choosing the safe play rather than trying to do too much.

 

Future

McMillan will compete for a spot in the AHL.

McMillan was dealt by the Anaheim Ducks to the Phoenix Coyotes at the 2013 NHL trade deadline in the deal that sent Matthew Lombardi to the Ducks.

 

Gardiner, Schultz notable members of Anaheim Ducks disappointing 2008 NHL Draft class

by Jason Lewis
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Josh Brittain - Anaheim Ducks

Photo: Bruising winger Josh Brittain is one of only four Anaheim draft picks from 2008 that is still part of the Ducks system (courtesy of Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Drafting is not always an exact science, and scouting is indeed one of the toughest jobs in the world. In 2008, the Anaheim Ducks had a draft you could describe as disappointing. While the franchise hit big with talented blueliners in Jake Gardiner and Justin Schultz, neither would ever don an Anaheim uniform, instead breaking into the NHL with Toronto and Edmonton respectively. The rest of the draft was a mixed bag of busts, project players, and depth acquisitions. While every draft is going to have the aforementioned group, the Ducks had very little to take away from a 2008 NHL Draft class that has produced many NHL players across all rounds.

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