The Ducks selected defenseman Marcus Pettersson with the 38th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Pettersson was an assistant captain with Skelleftea’s junior team in 2013-14, playing an all-around game on the blueline while registering 18 points (4-14—18) in 38 games. He also made his professional hockey debut, playing 10 games with Skelleftea’s senior team in the Swedish Hockey League.
Pettersson was a member of Sweden’s gold-medal winning team at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and skated on Sweden’s fourth-place team at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship where he notched his only goal of the tournament in the team’s quarterfinal win over Finland.
He models his game after Jonas Brodin of the Minnesota Wild: “He’s so smart and can handle almost every situation on the ice.”
His father, Daniel, also played with Skelleftea from 1987-99.
"He is used in all game situations and has grown to become a leader on his team. He's tall and uses a long stick and has a very good reach. He's difficult to pass against and his passing game is very good. He has good size but needs more weight and physical strength." -- Director of European Scouting, Goran Stubb