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All 7th Round Draft Pick Team
By Richard Gonzalez
The first phase of the NHL draft lottery was recently completed and this brought up an opportunity to take a look back at all the recent drafts from the Anaheim Ducks.
In this article, I am going to evaluate every pick from each round (1-7) to create an all-team for each of the draft round picks. I’m going to start from the seventh round and will work my way up to the first round. The following criteria will be used: I’m not going to include any pick lower than the seventh round, their professor experience will be used to determine their rank, starting with the NHL, AHL, and any other professional leagues they played for.
Since the Ducks’ existence, they have had 27 potential picks in each round. This has to do with trades and/or RFA contract offers. Also, creating an all-round draft team will rely on their NHL production, followed by their AHL contributions and any other leagues they played for. Let’s start off with all of the seventh-round picks.
The Ducks picked 15 players out of the 27 picks they could have had. They drafted three centers, one right-winger, one left-winger, eight defensemen, and two goalies.
The all seventh-round draft pick team is as follows:
G) Jean-Philippe Levasseur
LW) Tony Mohagen was the only left-wing picked; therefore, he automatically is added. He was selected in the 1997 draft (178th overall). Mohagen never played a game with the Mighty Ducks but did play in one game with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL and recorded a five-minute penalty for fighting. He did play four seasons in the WHL scoring 33 points (14 goals and 19 assists) and accessed 621 penalty minutes. He is now retired from the NHL. He is most known for his infamous fight against a young Zedano Chara in the WHL.
C) Tony Martensson was one of the three centers drafted. He was drafted in the 2001 draft (224th overall). He played six games with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and scored a goal and an assist. He did play in multiple 60 plus seasons with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL and accessed back-to-back 50 plus point seasons. He is recently retired after playing his last 51 regular-season games in the Swedish-1 hockey league.
RW) Ondrej Kase is a player more known to fans. He was selected in the 2014 draft (205th overall). He is the best player picked up in this round of the draft. He played in 198 regular-season games with the Ducks scoring 96 points (43 goals and 53 assists). He was traded this past season at the trade deadline to the Boston Bruins and played six games registering a single assist. Kase was the only right-wing selected but is also the best player ever selected in the seventh-round in Ducks franchise history. A retooling team, with a surplus of forwards, plus a history of injuries made him expendable this past season.
D) Jesse Fibiger was selected in the 1998 draft (178th overall). He did not ever play for the Ducks but signed and played in 16 games with the San Jose Sharks. He did not register a point at the NHL level but scored 53 points in three seasons in the AHL. He last played in Germany for the 2007-08 season and now is currently retired.
D) Jaycob Megna was selected in the 2010 draft (210th overall). He played in 43 games in a span of three seasons with the Ducks scoring five points (goal and four assists). Megna played a significant role with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL and also served as the captain of the team. In the Summer of 2019, Megna signed with the Las Vegas Golden Knights. He did not play a game with the Golden Knights but did play 60 games with their affiliate teams scoring 10 points (three goals and seven assists). He is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
G) Jean-Philipp Levasseur was selected in the 2005 draft (197th overall). He never played a game with the Anaheim Ducks but did spend time with their AHL affiliate. He played in four different seasons in the AHL and a couple of stops in the ECHL. He has played the last six seasons in the LNAH and is currently still active.
This concludes the seventh-round draft pick. Be sure to stay tuned for the all sixth-round pick line.
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July 8th, 2020