Anaheim Ducks Select Isac Lundestrom In First RoundJun 22, 2018
The Anaheim Ducks selected center Isac Lundestrom with the 23rd overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The draft resumes tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. PT.
“I was really emotional when I heard my name,” Lundestrom said following his selection. “Huge honor to be a part of the Anaheim Ducks organization. A lot of good Swedish players there. I’ve also heard good things about Anaheim.”
Lundestrom, 18 (11/6/99), has earned 9-12=21 points with a +1 rating and 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 91 career Swedish Hockey League (SHL) games with Lulea. A native of Gallivare, Sweden, Lundestrom won silver at the 2018 World Junior Championship and at the 2016 U-18 World Championship with Team Sweden.
The 6-0, 183-pound center collected 6-9=15 points with a +7 rating and 14 PIM in 42 games with Lulea last season.
“He’s a real good, solid hockey player,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “He plays the right way, a solid two-way player. He had a great World Junior tournament and that’s saying something. Very bright. We are really happy with him.”