Maine Hockey Journal

Ducks draft day is complete

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has selected center Logan MacMillan with the 19th overall selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio. The Ducks traded the 16th overall selection (previously acquired from Tampa Bay on Feb. 24, 2007) to Minnesota for the 19th selection and the 42nd selection in this year’s Entry Draft.

“Logan is a complete player that excels at both ends of the rink,” said Anaheim Ducks Director of Amateur Scouting Alain Chainey. “He has great hockey sense, character and work ethic. He wanted to be a Duck and is a great fit for our organization.”

MacMillan, 17 (7/5/89), played in 68 games for Halifax in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), recording 20-35=55 points and 82 penalty minutes (PIM) last season. In 2005-06, the 6-1, 172 pound MacMillan scored 9-9=18 points with 31 PIM in 62 games with Halifax. Logan’s father, Bob, played 11 seasons in the NHL and scored a career-high 108 points with the Atlanta Flames in 1978-79.

“Logan is a quality two-way player with an exceptional understanding of the game,” said Anaheim Ducks Amateur Scout Brent Flahr. “He is a versatile player that will be able to contribute in all facets of the game.”

In day two, the Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has selected seven players on day two of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio. Anaheim selected center Eric Tangradi (second round, 42nd overall), center Maxime Macenauer (third round, 63rd overall), left wing Justin Vaive (fourth round, 92nd overall), defenseman Steven Kampfer (fourth round, 93rd overall), goaltender Sebastian Stefaniszin (fourth round, 98th overall), goaltender Mattias Modig (fourth round, 121st overall) and center Brett Morrison (fifth round 151st overall).

In the second round, Anaheim selected center Eric Tangradi with the 42th overall pick. Tangradi, 18 (2/10/89), spent the 2006-07 season with Belleville in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), collecting 5-15=20 points and 32 penalty minutes (PIM) in 65 games. The 6-3, 207-pound, Philadelphia, Penn., native collected 8-9=17 points in 15 playoff games.

With their third round pick (63rd overall), Anaheim selected 18-year-old (1/4/89) center Maxime Macenauer. The 6-0, 188-pound centerman spent last season with Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), collecting 1-3=4 points and 10 PIM in 14 games. A native of Laval, Quebec, Macenauer missed the majority of the 2006-07 season due to a shoulder injury. In 41 games with Rimouski (QMJHL) in 2005-06, he collected 8-14=22 points and 30 PIM.

The Ducks selected four players in the fourth round. With the 92nd overall pick, Anaheim selected 6-5, 210-pound left wing Justin Vaive, 17 (7/8/89), from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. In 49 games last season, the Buffalo, N.Y. native, scored 8-6=14 points with 69 PIM. At 93rd overall, Anaheim selected defenseman Steven Kampfer, 18 (9/24/88), from the University of Michigan in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). As a freshman, the Ann Arbour, Michigan native scored 1-3=4 points and 24 PIM in 35 games with the Wolverines. With their third pick in the fourth round, the Ducks selected goaltender Sebastian Stefaniszin, 17 (7/22/87) from Eisbaren Berlin of Deutsche Eishockey Liga (Germany). In two games last season, he posted a 4.59 goals-against average (GAA). With the final selection in the fourth round, the Ducks chose goaltender Mattias Modig, 18 (4/1/87) from Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League. In 32 games last season, he played 1636 minutes with a GAA of 2.53 and one shutout.

With their final pick (fifth round, 151st overall), Anaheim selected center Brett Morrison, 17 (7/25/87) from PEI (QMJHL). He split the 2006-07 season between Gatineau and PEI. With Gatineau, Morrison scored 23-31=54 points with 50 PIM in 23 games. In 28 games with PEI, he scored 12-24=36 points with 50 PIM. In seven playoff games, Morrison scored 8-8=16 points with 10 PIM.

#19 Logan MacMillan 6-1 172LBS Halifax (QMJHL)
#42 Eric Tangradi 6-3 207LBS Belleville (OHL)
#63 Maxime Macenauer 5-11 188LBS Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
#92 Justin Vaive 6-4 210LBS USA U-18 (USDP)
#93 Steven Kampfer 5-11 197LBS U of Michigan (CCHA)
#98 Sebastien Stefaniszin 6-0 190LBS Eisbaren Berlin (DEL)
#121 Mattias Modig 6-0 163LBS Lulea (Sweden)
#151 Brett Morrison 5-10 178LBS PEI (QMJHL)

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