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Ducks Day 2 Draft Picks

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks selected seven players on day two of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.


Anaheim took center Eric Tangradi with their 2nd-round pick (42nd overall) in the NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio. Anaheim came into the Draft without a 2nd-round pick, but yesterday traded their 16th pick in the 1st round to Minnesota's for the Wild's 19th and 42nd.


AUDIO: Eric Tangradi

The 18-year-old Tangradi is a 6-3, 207-pounder from Philadelphia who played with Belleville of the OHL last year. He collected 5-15=20 points and 32 penalty minutes (PIM) in 65 games and 8-9=17 points in 15 playoff games.


"It's the best feeling of my life," Tangradi said. "This is unbelievable. It's great to be considered by an organization like Anaheim. They won the Stanley Cup and obviously they're doing something right. I look forward to the rest of my summer and then training camp."  


For stories on Eric Tangradi, CLICK HERE.


Anaheim used its 3rd-round pick (63rd overall) on Maxime Macenauer of Laval, Quebec. The 18-year-old Macenauer is a 6-0, 188-pound center who played for Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last year. He collected 1-3=4 points and 10 PIM in 14 games, missing the majority of the 2006-07 season due to a shoulder injury. In 41 games with Rimouski (QMJHL) in 2005-06, he collected 8-14=22 points and 30 PIM.


The Ducks had four picks in the 4th round, including the first two. With the 92nd overall pick, Anaheim selected 6-5, 210-pound left wing Justin Vaive, 17 (7/8/89), from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. In 49 games last season, the Buffalo, N.Y. native, scored 8-6=14 points with 69 PIM.  At 93rd overall, Anaheim selected defenseman Steven Kampfer, 18 (9/24/88), from the University of Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). As a freshman, the Ann Arbour, Michigan native scored 1-3=4 points and 24 PIM in 35 games with the Wolverines. 


With their third pick in the fourth round, the Ducks selected goaltender Sebastian Stefaniszin, 17 (7/22/87) from Eisbaren Berlin of Deutsche Eishockey Liga (Germany).  In two games last season, he posted a 4.59 goals-against average (GAA).  With the final selection in the fourth round, the Ducks chose goaltender Mattias Modig, 18 (4/1/87) from Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League.  In 32 games last season, he played 1636 minutes with a GAA of 2.53 and one shutout.   


With their final pick (fifth round, 151st overall), Anaheim selected center Brett Morrison, 17 (7/25/87) from PEI (QMJHL).  He split the 2006-07 season between Gatineau and PEI.  With Gatineau, Morrison scored 23-31=54 points with 50 PIM in 23 games.  In 28 games with PEI, he scored 12-24=36 points with 50 PIM.  In seven playoff games, Morrison scored 8-8=16 points with 10 PIM.


The Ducks did not have a 6th-round pick, and came into the Draft with a conditional 7th-round pick. It was the Ducks' option whether they would give the 7th-round pick to Columbus in '07 or '08 in the trade that brought Mark Hartigan and Joe Motzko to the Ducks. The Ducks decided to give the pick to Columbus this year.   





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