Ducks Pick Shea Théodore 26th Overall

USA TODAY Sports

With the 26th pick in the NHL Entry Draft the Anaheim Ducks are proud to select Shea Théodore.

The Basics: Shea Théodore, D, 6'2", 178 lbs, from Langley, British Columbia

Junior Team: Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

Predraft Rankings: #11 on Central Scouting list of North American skaters and 44th on TSN's rankings

2012-2013 Stats: 71 GP, 19-31-50, 32 PIM, minus-24

International Play: No points and 2PIM in 5 games at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Tournament and 5 assists in 7 games played at the 2013 U-18 World Championships, both with gold medal winning Team Canada.

Scout Blurbs:

B.J.McDonald of Central Scouting: "Smooth as silk. He's a really nice player. He can lay down a pass just as good as anyone in the league, always on the tape. He's really heady and really smart, and he actually runs their power play. I like everything about him. Good size, good movement."

From Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus: "...One NHL scout said that he needs a lot of work in his own end. He can be the victim of risky turnovers and bad defensive positioning. To his credit, he has shown improvement in that area, and he has exhibited commitment to playing defense..."

Elite Prospects: "Skilled two-way defenseman with a fine passing game. Reads the play really well and is strong on the power play."

Hockey's Future: "Good puck skills. Efficient power play quarterback. Moves well in all directions. Needs to add weight/muscle."

News Clips: Defending Big D's breakdown of the "high risk, high reward" pick

The Vancouver Province's feature on Théodore

Youtube Resume:

Initial Reaction: Bob Murray has a type, it's offensive defensemen, from Cam Fowler to Sami Vatanen, Hampus Lindholm and now Shea Théodore. Check out that plus/minus, he'll fit right in.

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