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Anaheim Ducks Select Jacob Larsson With 27th Pick In 2015 NHL Draft

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The Ducks go exactly as we tabbed them to in SB Nation's mock draft, selecting the #3 ranked European skater.

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Be sure to read all of Chris' mock draft article to find out everything about the newest Duck!

NHL.com Draft Prospect Profile/Scouting Report:

• A two-way defenseman, Larsson, spent the majority of 2014-15 with Frolunda's junior team registering 8-11—19 in 30 regular season games and adding 0-4—4 in eight postseason contests to help his team capture the league's silver medal.

• Larsson also saw action with Frolunda's top team in the Swedish Hockey League in 2014-15 where he notched 1-2—3 in 20 games.

• Internationally, Larsson represented Sweden at the 2015 Under-18 World Junior Championship (0-3—3 in five games), 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial (0-1—1 in five games) and the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• In 2013-14, Larsson was named Top Defenseman in Sweden's Under-18 league after recording 4-8—12 in 17 regular season games and adding 2-4—6 in five playoff contests to earn the league's bronze medal.

• He patterns his style of play after his favorite player, Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson

From Director of European Scouting, Goran Stubb:
"He plays a surprisingly mature game with good decisions both on the offense and defense. Good size and strength and a smooth mobile skater. Very quick first pass, makes smart plays and finds the open man well."