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Ducks Select Eriksson Ek with 153rd Overall Selection in 2017 NHL Draft

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara /

CHICAGO -- With the 153rd overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Ducks have selected goaltender Olle Eriksson Ek from Farjestad Jr. (Sweden-Jr.).

Eriksson Ek, 18, was ranked No. 2 among European goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting in its final rankings, and is the younger brother of Minnesota Wild forward Joel Eriksson Ek. His father, Clas, won three Swedish Hockey League championships over a 13-season career with Farjestad.

The 6-foot-2, 178-pound netminder finished the 2016-17 season with a 2.16 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in 30 games with Farjestad Jr. Furthermore, Eriksson Ek represented Sweden at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, 5-Nations tournaments in 2016 and 2017 and the 2017 IIHF Under-18 World Championship.

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