With the 6th pick in SBN's mock entry draft, the Anaheim Ducks select...

(Cross-posted over at Battle of Cali.)

Well, now that the postseason is finally over with (really, Kings?! SIX games?!), we can move on to much more important things in the world of hockey. Like a make-believe NHL entry draft! :)

Once again, SB Nation's NHL blogs are putting together a mock draft, and once again, the bloggers here at AC let the Ducks' pick fall on my ignorant shoulders. I know practically nothing about pre-NHLers, but I'm gullible enough to participate anyways! Hooray! :)

If you recall last year, I made Anaheim's 22nd overall pick, and drafted a kid who seemed to fall in that late-first-round range, but mostly he was selected based on how easily his name could be converted into a cartoon. Then the whole thing turned moot on actual draft day when the Ducks traded the pick to Toronto for the 30th and 39th overall picks, but that's the way blogging goes sometimes.

Anyways, here's who rival bloggers selected for the first five picks:

  1. Edmonton Oilers: Nail Yakupov, LW
  2. Columbus Blue Jackets: Filip Forsberg, RW
  3. Montreal Canadiens: Mikhail Grigorenko, RW
  4. New York Islanders: Alex Galchenyuk, RW
  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: Ryan Murray, D (no post up yet, but here's an unrelated one I drew a cartoon for!)

So without further ado, with the sixth fake pick in the 2012 fake draft, the Anaheim Ducks fakely select...

Matt Dumba, Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

Wait, you said "Dumbo", right?

Not blessed with outstanding size or agility, Dumbo has an impressive wingspan nevertheless, and he isn't afraid to get his nose dirty every once in a while. No real hands to speak of, but given a little confidence, he can positively fly down the ice. And while his agent is a real rodent, the upside to this prospect is that he will pretty much play for peanuts.

Welcome aboard, Dumbo!

Oh wait... Dumba?! Crap...

Position: Defenseman
Date of Birth: July 25th, 1994
Place of Birth: Regina, Saskatchewan
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 183
Shoots: Right

Hm, still sounds promising. Here's some SBN Dumbo links that I'm too busy lazy to read myself:

Will the Ducks select Dumba with their real sixth pick? I dunno -- depends on how many cartoonists are at the draft day table, I guess. Anyways, feel free to pick on or support my blind pick, or just write some silly fan fiction about Dumbo the hockey player in the comments. :)

Your fake move, Minnesota.

Go Dumbo.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Anaheim Calling

You must be a member of Anaheim Calling to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Anaheim Calling. You should read them.

Join Anaheim Calling

You must be a member of Anaheim Calling to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Anaheim Calling. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.