Photo: Anaheim Ducks prospect Ondrej Kase has found reason to celebrate a healthy return to the ice and could be an important part of the Calder Cup push for San Diego (courtesy of San Diego Gulls Hockey Club)
Both the Anaheim Ducks and their AHL affiliate San Diego Gulls are into their respective post-seasons, and it has been a strong year for both squads. Youth has been on display throughout the organization, as the Ducks also have a ton of tremendous talents further down in the CHL and NCAA, and overseas in Europe. As a whole it has been a pretty productive year for the Ducks pipeline, with almost too many players and not enough awards to highlight achievements! You could find multiple winners for each award, and unfortunately we could only pick one for each category.
Photo: Anaheim Ducks prospect Grant Besse has had few celebrations in his career with the Wisconsin Badgers, but a new coach next season brings new opportunity (courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire)
While the Anaheim Ducks have always had an affinity towards the European style of player, in recent years they have invested heavily in the NCAA via the USHL. No better example of that can be found than the most recent 2015 Draft where the Ducks, with their seven selections, drafted two players from Europe and four players from the USHL.
Photo: The Anaheim Ducks added to their wealth of young defensive talents by selecting Jacob Larsson 27th overall at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Recently, the Anaheim Ducks have started to have fewer and fewer draft picks due to trades for established talents. However, at the 2015 NHL Draft, they were able to bring aboard seven new prospects chosen from all over the globe. Read more»
Photo: U.S. NTDP forward Jack Roslovic was one of two NCAA-bound players chosen in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Winnipeg Jets (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)
The 2015 NHL Draft will go down as the NCAA’s most successful since 2003 while making history in the process. This year marked the first time in the history of the NHL Draft that three current collegians – that is those that played in the NCAA this past season – were taken in the top 10. Read more»