Anaheim calling to the hockey world...
Are you thinking about the Draft yet? It's coming to LA, you know.
At this point, even non-Ducks fans are thinking about what Anaheim will do this summer, as evidenced by a request I received from our old friend James O'Brien this morning. He was writing a story for ProHockeyTalk on the Ducks, and he had a simple question: Where is Anaheim picking this year?
It's a fair question, but I hadn't sifted through the trades and conditional picks just yet. I did it over lunch, and while I couldn't get them to O'Brien in time, I have them for you after the jump.
The Ducks played with a lot of picks for this year's Draft, and I've re-constructed the deals as best I can. There is currently no comprehensive list for Draft picks; even the guys at ProSportsTransactions have missed a few late round moves. If you spot something I've missed, PLEASE put it in the comments or email me.
Ducks Picks In The 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Philadelphia Pick - Acquired in the Chris Pronger trade
Philadelphia Pick (conditional and pending): If Flyers win the Stanley Cup this year, the Ducks have the option of taking this pick or the Philadelphia third-round pick in 2011
Dallas Pick (conditional and condition satisfied): If Sutherby re-signs with the Dallas Stars.
Phoenix Pick: Acquired in the Nokelainen trade
Picks Traded Away:
ANA third-round: Moved to Tampa Bay in Artyukhin trade.
ANA sixth-round (unconfirmed): The team moved a sixth-round pick in the Visnovsky trade, but the Ducks had at least one other pick in that round at the time.
ANA seventh-round: Moved in the Lindstrom trade.
BOS fourth-round: Acquired in the Kampfer trade and moved in the Ward trade.