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2015 Draft Day Two: Meet The Six Ducks Second Day Selections

Coming in to the draft the Ducks only had three second day picks, but trades doubled the prospect haul to six. Here they are!

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Julius Nattinen, C (Selected 59th overall, second round)

6'2", 191 lbs. Left shot. Born Jan. 14, 1997 (18 y/o) in Jyvaskyla, Finland. Profile:

• Nattinen spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with JYP-Akatemia in Finland's second division, registering 11-18—29 in 39 games. He also suited up for JYP in the Finnish Elite League for nine contests, earning three assists.

• A regular on the national team, Nattinen was a member of Finland's silver medal squad at the 2015 Under-18 World Championship where he scored the team's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the U.S. in the gold medal game. Nattinen also represented his country at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• His brother, Joonas, was selected 65th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 2009 and skated in one game for the franchise in 2013-14. He spent 2014-15 with MODO in the Swedish Hockey League.

• Nattinen's brother, Jussi, has also had a long career in hockey with the majority of it spent in Finland's second division. He has also played professionally in Kazakhstan and France.


NHL team: Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens

NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk, Sidney Crosby

Shootout move: "Forehand, backhand, shoot for corner"

Goal celebration: "Hands up"

Video game: NHL

Movie: Project X

TV show: Pulkkinen Show

Actor: Adam Sandler

Musician: Ed Sheeran


Sport (other than hockey): Soccer, tennis

Athlete (non-hockey): Rafael Nadal

Elite Prospects Profile by Curtis Joe:

An athletic two-way center that leads by on-ice example. Boasts refined skating habits that allow him to accelerate very quickly yet maintain a perfect amount of steam to grind out long shifts. A highly-skilled puckhandler who is confident in his abilities, Nättinen possesses the skill traits that drop jaws. Very tight-knit with teammates and keeps up a winning attitude at all times. Very creative in the offensive end and a responsible, stable presence in his own end. His size is a factor when he bulls his way into the offensive end, and he doesn't shy away from the physical game. All-in-all, a dynamic two-way center that can battle through long, hard shifts and make a difference against other teams' top players. (Curtis Joe, EP 2015)

Julius Nättinen's approach to the game, as well as his poise with the puck, makes scouts think of current NHLer Anže Kopitar. Strong skater, good hands and puck control, and a dominant transitional game. While it is quite unlikely that he reaches a Kopitar-esque level, it is hard not to like a player with his complete package. - [EP]

Hockey's Future History:

2011-12: Julius Nattinen played for the JyP U18 team as a 15-year-old, skating in nine games, and was among the leading scorers for the club's U16 squad. He scored 3 assists with 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes in U18 play.

2012-13: Nattinen split the season between the JyP U20 and U18 teams and played for the Finland U17 team at the 2013 World Hockey Challenge. In 29 games, including five playoff games, he scored 6 goals with 10 assists and was -7 with 8 penalty minutes with the JyP U20 team. Nattinen scored 16 goals with 11 assists and 8 penalty minutes for the JyP U18 team. In five games at the World Hockey Challenge he scored one goal with no penalties.

2013-14: Nattinen made his pro hockey debut — skating in one game with JyP Jyvaskyla in Liiga — and was the fourth-leading scorer for the club's U20 team. He played for Finland's U17 team, scoring 7 goals with 19 assists and finishing +9 with 8 penalty minutes. Nattinen had no points with 2 penalty minutes in his lone Liiga game. He scored 5 goals with 22 assists and was -4 with 14 penalty minutes in 32 U20 games.

2014-15: Nattinen played at the men's level in Finland as a 17-year-old and played for the Finland U18 team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial and World Junior Championship tournaments. He appeared in nine Liiga games with Jyp, recording three assists. He played 39 regular season games for JyP-Akatemia in Mestis, scoring 11 goals with 18 assists, and was +9 with 8 penalty minutes. He was scoreless in six Mestis playoff games and was -3 with 2 penalty minutes. Nattinen was an assistant captain at the Ivan Hlinka tournament, scoring 1 goal with 6 assists and finishing +1. He scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes at the WJC in Switzerland as Finland reached the gold medal game, falling 2-1 to the USA. Nattinen was invited to the 2015 NHL Prospect Combine and is ranked 15th amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings prior to the 2015 NHL Draft.

Be sure to read the full profile article put together by fellow SB Nation site In Lou We Trust

Brent Gates, C (Selected 80th overall, third round)

6'2", 196 lbs. Left shot. Born Aug. 12, 1997 (17 y/o) in Seattle, WA.

Green Bay Gamblers USHL Profile:

One of two tenders signed by the Gamblers prior to the 2013-14 campaign. Despite being one of the youngest players in the USHL last year, Gates registered 11 goals and four assists in 50 games. On the international scene, Gates suited up for the U.S. at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament. Gates also appeared in the 2015 Top Prospects Game in Buffalo, New York this past September. Gates father, Brent Sr., played seven seasons of major league baseball for the Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins.

SB Nation College Hockey Commitment:

Gates, listed at 6'2" 196 lbs, is second on the 8th place (out of 9 teams in the East) Gamblers with 13 points (5G-8A) in 18 games. He has nearly matched last year's scoring total already. He's responsible and can use his size although according to a scout his biggest skill is his shot.

Gates is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft. Earlier this month he was listed as a "B" prospect (projected to go in the 2nd or 3rd round) by NHL Central Scouting. He also was one of more than 40 players who participated in the 2014 All-American Prospect Game this past September.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gates would be the first Michigander to play varsity hockey for the Gophers, according to the University of Minnesota hockey media guide.

He does have a family connection to the University, however. Gates' father, also Brent, played college baseball for the Gophers and was named the Big Ten player of the year in 1991. Gates Sr. also played two seasons for the Twins in a major league career that spanned from 1993 to 1999.

The Owen Sound Attack hold Gates' OHL rights, having drafted him in the 6th round of the 2013 Priority Selection.

Deven Sideroff, RW (Selected 84th overall, third round)

5'11", 171 lbs. Right shot. Born Apr. 14, 1997 (18/y/o) in Kamloops, BC.

Elite Prospects Profile by Curtis Joe:

An offensive winger with tremendous work ethic and determination. Possesses quick feet and quick hands to go along with a high level of thinking when it comes to coming up big in the game's key moments. Good vision and compliments his linemates on the rush. Shoots the puck on-net when he has the puck in a good position, and when he isn't in a good position he can hold onto the puck or make a quick play to a teammate. All-in-all, a smart hockey player with noticeable speed and determination; plays above his age level. (Curtis Joe, EP 2014)

Kamloops Blazers Release:

Kamloops, BC - Kamloops Blazers forward Deven Sideroff was selected in the third round, 84th overall by the Anaheim Ducks at the 2015 NHL Draft on Saturday.

Sideroff had a terrific season with the Blazers posting 17 goals, 25 assists and 42 points in 64 games this season. He was named the Blazers Rookie of the Year along with goaltender Connor Ingram.

The 5'11" and 175lb forward was ranked 134th among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings, but was selected well ahead of his ranking at 84th overall.

The speedy 18-year-old was an impactful player for Canada at the Under-18 World Championships in Switzerland this past April. He posted three goals and four points in seven games, as he helped Canada to a Bronze Medal.

The Summerland, BC native is the 99th player in franchise history to be chosen in the NHL Draft dating back to 1982. He is the first player from the Blazers to be selected by the Anaheim Ducks.

Be sure to read the full profile article put together by fellow SB Nation site In Lou We Trust

Troy Terry, C/RW (Selected 148th overall, fifth round)

5'10", 160 lbs. Right shot. Born Sept. 10, 1997 (17 y/o) in Denver, CO. Profile:


NHL team: Colorado Avalanche

NHL player: Claude Giroux

Shootout move: "Five-hole"

Goal celebration: "Hands in the air"

Video game: NHL 15

Movie: American Sniper

TV show: Friends

Actor: Will Ferrell

Music group: Journey

Website: YouTube

Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse

Athlete (non-hockey): Peyton Manning

US National Team Development Program Bio:

USA Hockey's NTDP


Member of the U.S. National Under-18 Team that finished in second place at the U18 Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic

Registered three assists in four outings

Appeared in all 18 games versus collegiate competition

Recorded six goals and six assists

Member of the U.S. National Under-18 Team that earned first-place honors at the 2014 Four Nations Tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden

Gathered three points (1-2) in four games

USA Hockey


Member of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that won the U17 Five Nations Tournament in Trnava, Slovakia

Midget Hockey


Played in 31 games for the Colorado Thunderbirds Midget Minor program

Netted 16 goals and collected 25 assists


Skated in 41 games for the Colorado Thunderbird Midget Minor program

Scored 14 goals and contributed 35 assists

Junior Hockey


Played in one game for the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League

Additional Notes

Son of Chuck and Susan Terry

Eligible for the 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft

Participated in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, New York

LetsGoDU Commitment Piece from 2013:

Angelo Ricci Tweeted today that Troy Terry [5'7 130 lbs] has committed to play for the University of Denver. Terry has spent the past several years playing for the Colorado Thunderbirds.

"Troy is a tremendously skilled and extremely intelligent hockey player. He is a young man that has not even come close to reaching his potential as a player. DU is getting a very special young man with a tremendous upside," stated DU alum and Thunderbirds Director Angelo Ricci.

His PeeWee coach for the Thunderbirds, Kenton Murphy assessed Terry's ability for the Red Line Report several years ago. He heaped praise on his star forward.

"He's got unbelievable vision and game sense," Murphy said. "His hands are magical. I coached [current New Jersey Devils star] Zach Parise when he was a Pee Wee, and he reminds me a lot of Zach Parise. He's so talented."

Steven Ruggiero, D (Selected 178th overall, sixth round)

6'3", 201 lbs. Right shot. Born Jan. 1, 1997 (18 y/o) in Kings Park, NY.

Providence College Incoming Class Announcement:

Ruggiero is a 6-foot-3-inch, 200-pound defenseman who played the 2014-15 season with the U.S. National Under-18 Team of the United States Hockey League (USHL). In 66 games, he scored a goal and added 14 assists for 15 points and recorded 42 penalty minutes. He was also a member of Team USA's gold medal-winning squad at the 2014 Four Nations Tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden, notching an assist in four tournament games. Ruggiero played the 2013-14 season with the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL). In 41 games he scored a goal and added four assists.

US National Team Development Program Bio:

USA Hockey's NTDP


Member of the second-place U.S. National Under-18 Team at the U18 Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic

Netted one goal in four games

Skated in all 18 games versus collegiate competition

Member of the title-winning squad at the 2014 Four Nations Tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden

Earned one assist in four games

USA Hockey


Member of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that won the 2013 Five Nations Tournament in Trnava, Slovakia

Junior Hockey


Appeared in 41 games for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League

Collected five points (1-4)


Played in 20 games for the Metro Fighting Moose of the Metro Junior Hockey League

Notched two goals and added seven assists

Additional Notes

Son of Steve and Diane Ruggiero

Eligible for the 2015 National Hockey League Entry Draft

Participated in the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, New York

USHL All-Access Helmet Cam Video:

Garrett Metcalf, G (Selected 179th overall, sixth round)

6'3", 174 lbs. Left glove. Born Mar. 5, 1996 (19 y/o) in Salt Lake City, UT.

Madison Capitols USHL Profile:

Nickname: Giraffe

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Previous Team: Colorado Rampage AAA

Favorite Hockey Memory: Advancing to Nationals

Favorite Hockey Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Favorite Hockey Player: Mike Smith

Favorite Food: Chipotle

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Band/Artist: Zac Brown Band

If you didn't play hockey, what sport would you want to play professionally? ​ Golf

Mill City Sports Draft Story:

The 2015 NHL Draft took place on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida and after an quiet year on the UMass Lowell draft front in 2014, the UMass Lowell River Hawks were represented in 2015.

Late in the sixth round of this 2015 draft the Anaheim Ducks selected UMass Lowell incoming goaltender Garrett Metcalf with the 179th overall pick. The only selection made this year with a connection to the River Hawks.

Metcalf played the 2014-15 season with the Madison Capitols of the United States Hockey League (USHL). He was between the pipes for 33 games for the Capitols, posting a record of 10-12-4 with a .911 save percentage and 3.26 goals against average.Prior to joining the USHL, Metcalf spent time with the Colorado Rampage U18 and U16 teams and Omaha AAA Lancers 18U and 16U teams. With the Rampage U18 team he posted a 2.31 GAA and .906 save percentage in 14 games.

The Salt Lake City, Utah native was originally committed to join the River Hawks for the 2016-17 season, but after UMass Lowell lost their third-string and backup goaltender this offseason he will join UMass Lowell this coming season.

The last UMass Lowell goaltender to be selected in the NHL draft was Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets organization. Metcalf also becomes the first Madison Capitol goaltender to be selected in the NHL Draft.

Metcalf played alongside incoming freshman forward Ryan Lohin in Madison and Lohin was quick to congratulate the goaltender.