Ducks Take Nick Sörensen in Second Round (45 overall)

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The Ducks take Nick Sörensen with their second pick in the 2013 Entry Draft.

The Basics: Nick Sörensen, RW, 6'1", 172 lbs, from Farevejle, Denmark (dual citizen with Sweden)

Junior Team: Quebec Ramparts (QMJHL)

Predraft Rankings: 48th North American Skater Central Scouting (playing in North America, that is) 54 on TSN's overall ranking.

2012-2013 Stats: 46 GP, 20-27-47, 18 PIM, plus-10; 7-3-10 in 8 playoff games

International Play: No points in six games at the 2013 World Juniors with Sweden. Also played with Hampus Lindholm for Rögle in Sweden at various age levels. He also told Anaheimducks.com that he's good friends with Ricky Racoon (Rickard Rakell) as well.

Scout Blurbs:

From Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus: "...Sorensen had a good bounceback season after missing most of his first QMJHL campaign due to significant injury, although he experienced some injury issues this season as well. He has above-average top speed, which he couples with a fair amount of puck skills, creativity, and offensive instincts..."

Elite Prospects (from 2012): "Sörensen is a capable skater with impressive forechecking abilities. Battles hard for the puck and is tough to place against. Handles the puck fairly well and has a good release. Some interesting offensive qualities, although perhaps more likely to become a role player in the future."

Hockey's Future: "A two-way player who works hard on the ice, Sorensen is perhaps a step behind when it comes to his development due to missed time with injuries. Healthy now, he shows no ill effects and no trepidation on the ice. Although not the strongest player, he doesn't shy away from working hard in the corners and driving the net. A great skater, Sorensen is a playmaker first and foremost but also has an accurate shot that he can get off quickly. Just as important is his dedication to his own end, where he hustles hard to back check and help out his defensemen. Sorensen may never be a top offensive talent, but if he can get stronger and continue to work hard, he's on the road to being a strong contributor at both ends of the ice."

News Clips:

Interview with Nate Seger of Yahoo's Buzzing the Net from October

Profile from Last Word on Sports

The nasty knee on knee hit he took last year (2011-12) earned Jonathan Lessard a 15 game suspension

Youtube Resume:

Initial Reaction: "Look at that hair!" -Jen Neale, Dude is going to spend a fortune on conditioner and sunscreen in SoCal, but it looks like he has some sick moves to match that flow (see second Youtube clip above).

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