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2022 NHL Draft: Every Ducks selection from Day 2

The Ducks add even more size on Day 2 of the NHL Draft.

Noah Warren gives an interview after being selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the 2022 NHL Draft at the Bell Centre. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Anaheim Ducks did damage with their eight selections in the 2022 NHL Draft. After selecting Pavel Mintyukov and Nathan Gaucher in the first round on Thursday night, the Ducks continued building out the prospect pool during Day 2.

Here’s every selection from Rounds 2 through 7.

PICK 42: Noah Warren, D

Team: Gatineau Olymiques (QMJHL) | Nationality: CAN | Age: 17 | Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 225 | Shoots: R | TSN Ranking: 41 | 2021-22 Stats: 62 GP, 5 G, 19 A

Noah Warren is still 17 years old, yet one of the most physically developed prospects in the NHL Draft according to Nick Richard of Dobber Prospects:

“He puts that large frame to good use, consistently finishing his checks and winning battles along the boards or in front of his net. Warren is a fine skater, albeit with slightly heavy feet, and maintains good gap control when defending the rush.”

PICK 53: Tristan Luneau, D

Team: Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) | Nationality: CAN | Age: 18 | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 190 | Shoots: R | TSN Ranking: 32 | 2021-22 Stats: 63 GP, 12 G, 31 A

Tristan Luneau, a teammate of Warren’s, is an offensive defenseman hoping to develop into a more dynamic threat. Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler lists areas where the 18 year old could improve:

“If Luneau works on his skating and keeps a conservative strategy when controlling the puck, I believe that his projection is a third pairing defenseman. But, if Luneau can adopt a more creative style to puck control, grow his scanning abilities and further develop his skating, his upside only trends upwards. I just want to see Luneau attack in the offensive zone with passes to medium and high danger.”

PICK 107: Ben King, C

Team: Red Deer Rebels (WHL) | Nationality: CAN | Age: 20 | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 205 | Shoots: R | TSN Ranking: NR | 2021-22 Stats: 68 GP, 52 G, 53 A

Ben King is a twice-undrafted centermen whom The Hockey Writer’s Matthew Zator feels has an interesting combination of talents:

“At 6-foot-3, King has an intriguing package of size and skill, and with the insane season he just had in the WHL where he posted 52 goals and 105 points in 68 games along with four goals and 10 points in the playoffs, there should be a team that takes a flyer on him in the later rounds.”

PICK 139: Connor Hvidston, RW

Team: Swift Current Broncos (WHL) | Nationality: CAN | Age: 17 | Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 165 | Shoots: L | TSN Ranking: NR | 2021-22 Stats: 58 GP, 13 G, 19 A

Connor Hvidston is a large Canadian winger who is just getting started in the Western Hockey League, per Matthew Zator:

“On a bad team in Swift Current, scouts were impressed with his ability to carry the load in his own zone when the rest of his squad seemed to forget the word “defense”. His offensive game is still a work in progress, but based on the video I saw, his shot and hands around the net could potentially be translated to the pro level at some point.”

PICK 154: Michael Callow, RW

Team: St. Sebastian’s School (USHS-Prep) | Nationality: USA | Age: 18 | Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 194 | Shoots: R | TSN Ranking: NR | 2021-22 Stats: 25 GP, 26 G, 15 A

Michael Callow dominated high school hockey and could be one of the steals of the draft according to Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News:

“The raw tools are obvious: Callow measures 6-foot-4, 194 pounds and has soft hands. Harvard commit is great from the tops of the circles on down but needs to play harder.”

PICK 178: Vyacheslav Buteyets, G

Team: Chelmet Chelyabinsk (USHL) | Nationality: RUS | Age: 20 | Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 185 | Catches: L | TSN Ranking: NR | 2021-22 Stats: .918 SV%, 2.48 GAA

With their final pick in the 2022 Draft, the Ducks selected a goaltender who assistant general manager Martin Madden believes will follow in the path of other recent Anaheim netminder selections:

“We’ve gone through a few drafts without a goalie but given where we are with who is going through the system and where they are, we have a really good one coming in Lukas [Dostal], it’s important to have someone in the wings ready to take over when those guys get to the NHL.”