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All 3rd Round Draft Pick Team
By Richard Gonzalez
I am going to evaluate all of the third-round draft picks to determine an all third-round draft pick line. To recap, here is the following criteria that will be used: I’m not going to include any pick lower than the seventh round, their professor experience will be the main determining factor starting with the NHL, KHL, AHL, and/or any other professional leagues they played for.
The Anaheim Ducks selected 27 third-round players out of a possible 27 picks. The Ducks selected seven centers, four right-wingers, five left-wingers, seven defensemen, and four goalies.
The all third-round draft pick line are the following:
D) Kyle Klubertanz D) Andy Welinski
LW) Mike Leclerc was selected in the 1995 draft (55th overall). He has played in 341 NHL games with the [Mighty] Ducks, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames and has scored 158 points (64 goals and 94 assists) in a span of eight seasons. Note, only 50 of the 341 games were played with a different NHL team and not the Ducks. He also has played in 184 AHL games with the Baltimore Bandits and Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, where he scored a total of 149 points (72 goals and 77 assists) in a span of three seasons. He is currently retired from professional hockey.
C) Tim Brent was selected in the 2004 draft (75th overall). He Has played in 207 NHL games with the Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Carolina Hurricanes and has scored 48 points (21 goals and 27 assists) in a span of six seasons. He has played in 354 games in the AHL with Cincinnati, Portland Pirates, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins, Rockford Ice Hogs, Toronto Marlies, and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and has scored a total of 251 points (97 goals and 154 assists) in a span of seven seasons. He also played in 93 KHL games and scored 44 points (14 goals and 30 assists). He is currently retired from professional hockey.
RW) Valeri Karpov was selected in the 1993 draft (56th overall). He has played in 76 NHL games with the [Mighty] Ducks and scored 29 points (14 goals and 15 assists), in a span of three seasons. He also has played in 10 AHL games with the Bandits and scored 12 points (four goals and eight assists). Karpov has also played in 432 games in the Russian Super League and has scored 273 points (109 goals and 164 assists) in a span of nine seasons.
D) Kyle Klubertanz was selected in the 2004 draft (74th overall). This was a tough selection because he has never played a game in the NHL unlike Josh Mahura, who has 28 games. Klubertanz played in 81 AHL games with the Pirates and Hamilton Bulldogs and scored 32 points (ten goals and 22 assists) in a span of two seasons. He was also played in the following professional leagues: DEL (145), KHL (18), Liiga (92), SHL (110), and EBEL (55), where his total points for all leagues combined is 173 points (48 goals and 125 assists). He is currently retired from professional hockey.
D) Andy Welinski was selected in the 2011 draft (83rd overall). He has played in 33 NHL games with the Ducks and has scored six points (goal and five assists). Welinski has also played in 188 AHL games with the San Diego Gulls and Phantoms and has scored 104 points (32 goals and 72 assists) in a span of five seasons. He left the Ducks organization via free agency and is with the Philadelphia Flyers organization where he is set to become a free agent.
G) Frederik Anderssen was actually drafted twice. The first by the Carolina Hurricanes, who took him in the seventh-round (187th overall) of the entry draft, but they could not come to terms and he re-entered the draft. The Ducks would select him in the 2010 draft (87th overall). He is the best player picked up in this round of draft picks. He played in 114 games with the Ducks in three seasons. His career GAA with them was 2.33 and a save percentage of .918 with 6 shutouts.
He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to his contract being up and has played in 244 games with the Leafs in four seasons. His career GAA with them is 2.77 with a save percentage of .916 with 13 shout outs. He also has 51 games in the AHL but that is irrelevant because his NHL totals are impressive enough and three other goalies haven’t had the kind numbers that Andersen does. He is currently with the Leafs.
This concludes the all third-round draft picks. Be sure to stay tuned for the all second-round pick line.
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October 5th, 2020