Joshua Lopina Selected 98th Overall

Anaheim Ducks Select Joshua Lopina With 98th Overall Pick

Jul 24, 2021

The Ducks selected center Joshua Lopin from the University of Massachusetta-Amherst in the fourth round (98th pick overall) of the 2021 NHL Draft today. 

Lopina, 20 (2/16/01), helped the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Hockey East) to a national championship in 2020-21, scoring 9-14=23 points with a +21 rating in 29 NCAA games. He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and became the first Minuteman player to earn Hockey East Co-Rookie of the Year recognition after ranking sixth among all NCAA freshmen in scoring and eighth in plus/minus, while leading all rookies in faceoff wins (312).  

The 6-2, 195-pound forward recorded 2-4=6 points in the NCAA tournament, including two assists in the national semifinal game vs. Minnesota Duluth. A native of Minooka, Ill., Lopina scored 24-38=62 points in 106 career United States Hockey League (USHL) games from 2018-20. 

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