DALLAS - The Ducks concluded the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas with seven selections in Rounds 1-7.
"Really happy with our selections yesterday and today," said Ducks Director of Professional/Amateur Scouting Martin Madden. "We're definitely much deeper down the middle now. We're really happy with Benoit-Olivier [Groulx] in the second round. We added two really skilled kids in the third [round]. We missed on a defenseman we were really looking forward to, but that's all right. We got two longer term development guys there, but really talented, skilled players. We're really happy."
Madden adds, "Two goalies, obviously. We wanted to add some depth in net. Still very happy with our selection last year, but we still needed some depth there. Both kids are legitimate prospects. Two really good athletes who have performed really well on the international stage."
Their selections began on Friday when they took center Isac Lundestrom with the 23rd overall pick in the first round. The 18-year-old native of Gallivare, Sweden recorded 15 points (6g/9a) in 42 games with Lulea HF in the Swedish Hockey League during the 2017-18 regular season.