...But the drafts since 2009 have seen Cam Fowler and Devante Smith-Pelly become regulars for the Ducks, Kyle Palmieri wade into the NHL waters and Peter Holland, Sami Vatanen and Emerson Etem put themselves into pushing for jobs this season.
More recent picks such as Max Friberg, John Gibson and Rickard Rakell are becoming quality prospects for the Ducks. William Karlsson may have to be added to that list.
Karlsson, 19, just finished an impressive performance while playing for Sweden at Team USA’s national junior evaluation camp, which included a hat trick in an 8-2 victory over Finland. The Ducks selected the center in the latter part of the second round last year.