4 Players the Anaheim Ducks Should Target with Bostons Draft Pick

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Anaheim Ducks, Tyson Foerster
Tyson Foerster #71 of the Barrie Colts (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images) /

Tyson Foerster, C/W, Barrie Colts (OHL)

Tyson Foerster started the season as barely a blip on any NHL team’s radar for the first round. While his first season in the OHL wasn’t horrific, his stats weren’t something that would blow you out of the water. However, as the 2019-20 season progressed, Foerster’s game exploded. Even with the season being cut short, the 18-year-old had an incredible draft year, posting 80 points for the Barrie Colts in just 62 games, outscoring his teammates by almost 40 points!

The Anaheim Ducks are in need of an injection of offensive talent, and Foerster doesn’t have many faults when it comes to the offensive side of his game. His shot is absolutely lethal and he has one thing most seasoned players on the Anaheim Ducks don’t have: the ability to finish. He also seems to be a special teams mastermind, especially on the power play, scoring almost half of his goals in 2019-20 on the power play.

He isn’t the greatest skater, but has improved over the last season, and his transition game needs a little bit of work before he makes the leap into the NHL. However, Foerster is extremely consistent in his production and plays a stable and rather smart game. He has the frame to compete physically in the NHL and will only become a better player as he smooths out the rough edges of his game.

Invited to the CHL Top Prospect Game earlier this year. With big names, who are projected to go early in this year’s draft, present, it was actually Foerster who made the biggest impression. He scored two goals, with an added helper, to push Team White to a win over Team Red. While he is projected to go anywhere from 20th to 40th overall, he could be a great piece to round out the Anaheim Ducks’ current arsenal of prospects. Even if Murray doesn’t consider him for the first round, their second-round pick isn’t too far away.