Anaheim Ducks Select Kyle Kukkonen 162nd Overall In 2021 NHL DraftJul 24, 2021
The Ducks selected center Kyle Kukkonon of Maple Grove High in Minnesota with its final pick of the NHL Draft, in the sixth round (162nd overall). The Ducks did not have a seventh-round pick in this year's draft.
Kukkonen, 18 (11/13/02), recorded 31-43=74 points with 16 PIM in 23 games with Maple Grove High School in Minnesota, leading all skaters in assists and ranking second in scoring among United States High School Minnesota League (USHS-MN) players.
The 5-10, 172-pound native of Maple Grove, Minn. Scored 55-84=139 points in 54 career USHS-MN games from 2018-21, ranking fifth in assists and sixth in points in his three seasons. He also scored two goals in three USHL contests with the Madison Capitals in 2018-19.