CHL Prospect Pipeline – Anaheim Ducks – CHL


Here’s the CHL Prospect Pipeline presented by Kubota, the first feature film showcasing current CHL talent that was drafted or signed by each of the 32 National Hockey League teams.

Anaheim Ducks

Jamie Drysdale

Selected sixth in the 2020 NHL Draft, Drysdale is a new-age defenseman who brings a skillful skating style and a strong power-play quarterback sense. Originally selected by the Erie Otters with the fourth pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Draft, Drysdale made his debut for the Pennsylvania club later that year and made an immediate impression over the course of his 63-game freshman campaign recording seven goals and 33 assists for 40 points to finished eighth among all freshman skaters and first among all rookie full-backs, earning the 2002-born blue liner a place in the 2018-19 OHL Rookie All-Star Team. Drysdale then continued that performance, concluding 2019-20 with a production of nearly points per game as he registered nine goals and 38 assists in 49 games, good for 13th among league defensemen and third. in the Otters team scores. This season, Drysdale competed on loan in the pro ranks, splitting time between the Ducks as well as the club’s top minor league affiliate, the AHL’s San Diego Gulls. In Anaheim, Drysdale dazzled with eight points in 24 games, while with the Farm club he finished with 10 points in 14 outings, highlighted by the recognition of AHL Rookie of the Month in February after having scored four goals and five assists in 11 appearances. Internationally, the Toronto native has been a frequent representative with Team Canada, with his many accolades, including a gold medal at the 2020 World Juniors.

Maxim Golod

Signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Ducks last October as an undrafted free agent, the move came after Golod led the Erie Otters to score in 2019-2020, in which he finished with 25 goals and 53 assists for a career. high 78 points, more than doubling its production from the previous season. In all, the Concord, Ont. Product has spent three seasons with the Otters, amassing 54 goals and 92 assists for 146 points in 178 career games. Selected in the 13th round of the 2016 OHL Priority Draft, Golod paid dividends soon after for the Otters, amassing 33 points in 61 games during the 2017-18 campaign to finish tied sixth among all freshman skaters in the entire league. a place in the second team of OHL rookies. Competing on loan in the pro ranks this season, Golod has split the time between the AHL Gulls and the ECHL Tulsa Oilers. Prior to signing with the Ducks, the 20-year-old left winger received invitations to training camp with the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers.

Mathew Hill

Standing 6-foot-3 and over 200 pounds, Hill is a returning defenseman who plays a classic style of staying at home. Selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NHL Draft, Hill skated three seasons with the Barrie Colts and has continued to complete his offensive game since making the fourth round of the 2017 OHL Priority Draft. In all, the Oakville, Ont. Native has 25 points in 158 appearances for the Colts. The 2001-born rearguard then showed off his attacking potential this season with a brief three-game loan with Esbjerg from the top Danish professional league in which he scored two goals and three assists.

Thimo Nickl

Competing in Sweden this season due to quarantine challenges, the big blue has seen 27 total appearances split between Rogle and Mora in which he scored one goal with four assists. Originally selected 51st overall by Drummondville in the 2019 CHL Import Draft, Nickl made his debut with the Voltigeurs later that year. All in all, it was an impressive first season for Nickl, whose 58 games saw him register 10 goals and 29 assists for 39 points, well for fifth in the team standings, 11th among league rookies and the third among all freshman defenders. The 19-year-old Austrian went on to impress on the international stage, helping his home country claim first place at the 2020 Division I World Junior Championships and be promoted to the 2021 World Junior Championships. 2020 CHL / NHL prospects, Nickl was then selected by Anaheim in the fourth round of the 2020 NHL Draft.

Jacob Perreault

The son of longtime NHL center Yanic Perreault, the youngest also lines up in the forwards ranks, but on the right wing, where he is able to present one of the best outings on the circuit. A renowned sniper who finds the back of the net with a hard, accurate shot, Perreault finished last season with 70 points in 57 games, highlighted by 39 goals tied for second in the league among the qualifiers at the First-year NHL Draft. Selected 19th in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection, Perreault started with the Sting later that year and eventually finished as one of only two freshman skaters to reach the 30-year mark. goals, while he was also later honored as part of the 2018-19 OHL Rookie First Team. In all, two seasons with Sarnia saw the 2002-born forward accumulate 69 goals and 56 assists for 125 points in just 120 games. Selected 27th overall by the Ducks in the NHL Draft last summer, the Illinois native landed his first contract with the club soon after, putting pen to paper in November. Perreault has moved up to the pro ranks on loan this season where he amassed 17 points in 27 games with the AHL Gulls.

Brayden Tracey

To complement recent first-round selections by the Ducks, Tracey has been a consistent offensive producer throughout his time in the WHL, starting with a dominant freshman campaign in 2018-19 in which he led all first years in goals (36), assists (45), and points (81) and went on to receive the Jim Piggott Trophy as Rookie of the Year in the WHL. Originally selected 21st overall in the 2016 WHL Draft, the Calgary native has shared 145 career games between the Moose Jaw Warriors and Victoria Royals in which he amassed 67 goals and 98 assists for 165 points. Before dropping the puck in the WHL this season, the 2001-born left winger saw a 12-game performance with the AHL Gulls before returning to the Royals where he led the team in scoring with almost production. point per game for a total of nine. goals and 12 assists in 22 appearances.

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