With the tenth overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks selected Nick Ritchie from the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League
Ritchie was ranked No. 6 by , No. 7 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting, and No. 10 by International Scouting Service
TSN’s director of scouting Craig Button said about Ritchie:
Blend of skill, power and size is second to none. Excellent shot that can overwhelm goalies. He has the capability of being brilliant yet is still growing as a player. Scary thought! He’s a man-child.
In the on going battle of the Pacific Division this will add to the Ducks size up front when Ritchie is NHL ready. Ritchie is listed at 6-2, 226 lbs.
The Hockey News said about Ritchie
If he achieves his potential, Ritchie projects as a Jamie Benn type, which is good
MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge is live in Philadelphia and will have more live from the Draft floor posted soon.
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