Since April 2nd, the Anaheim Ducks have signed four of their top young prospects to entry-level contracts. On the 2nd, the Ducks signed Swedish center William Karlsson to an ELC. Karlsson was picked by the Ducks in 2nd round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and had been playing for HV71 of the Swedish Elite League (SEL).
The next day the Ducks signed Danish/Swedish winger Nick Sorensen to an ELC. Sorenson was picked by the Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and had been playing for the Quebec Ramparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
The next day the Ducks signed American defenseman Jaycob Megna to an ELC. Megna was picked by the Ducks in the 7th round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and had been attending/playing for the University of Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA).
Finally, yesterday the Ducks signed American forward Nic Kerdiles to an ELC. Kerdiles was picked by the Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and had been attending/playing for the University of Wisconsin (NCAA).
All four of these players are among the Ducks’ Top 20 prospects. So its good to see that they’re inching closer to the NHL level. Karlsson has already reported to the Norfolk Admirals and has appeared in two games while both Megna and Kerdiles are going to be joining the team soon if not already. Sorensen has to require a visa before he can join the Admirals.
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