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Ducks Pick Brandon Montour 55th Overall

With the 55th pick in the NHL Entry Draft the Anaheim Ducks are proud to select Brandon Montour

Bruce Bennett

The Basics: Brandon Montour, D, 6'0", 172 lbs., from Brantford, Ontario

Junior Team: Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL), committed to UMass, Amherst (Hockey East)

Pre-draft Rankings: Central Scouting: 92 (Among North American Skaters)

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Scout Blurbs:

Greg Rajanen, Central Scouting:

"He is having a great year; very solid puck play. He's producing points and has some bite to his game. I believe he's a solid defender and good prospect."

Craig Button, TSN:

News Clips:

"The United States Hockey League announced that Brandon Montour of the waterloo Black Hawks has been named both the 2013-2014 USHL Defenseman of the Year and USHL Player of the Year as determined by a vote of League coaches and general managers." [USHL.com]

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Initial Reaction:

From what I've read and the reaction on NHL Network it sounds like Brandon Montour is a high risk, high reward type of player. He's an offensive defenseman who needs to work on his defensive game. I see him as a player similar to Shea Theodore, but he needs more time to be NHL ready.