Ducks Select Mahura, Kopacka, And Dostie

Photo: Red Deer Rebels

Photo: Red Deer Rebels

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks selected defenseman Josh Mahura in the 3rd round(85th overall), left-wing Jack Kopacka in the 4th round(93rd overall), and center Alex Dostie 4th round(115th overall).

Josh Mahura

Mahura is a left-handed defenseman, 6’0″ tall and weighing 179 pounds. He has a good point shot and is a good passer. He is a solid puck moving defenseman. He needs to work on his physical play and consistency. He tore his ACL and missed most of last season. He was able to return and play 17 games in the playoffs. Below are his stats from the past two seasons. (Regular season stats followed by playoffs after +/- column.)

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2014-15 Red Deer Rebels WHL 51 2 6 8 20 -10 5 0 1 1 2
2015-16 Red Deer Rebels WHL 2 0 1 1 0 1 17 2 2 4 6

Jack Kopacka

Kopacka is left-handed left-wing, 6’2″ tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has good skating ability, long reach, and can get physical. He needs to work on his passing and defensive play. Below are his stats from the past two seasons. (Regular season stats followed by playoffs after +/- column.)

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2014-15 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 4 0 1 1 0 1
2015-16 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 67 20 23 43 12 -5 12 2 2 4 2

Alex Dostie

Dostie is a left-handed center, 5’11” tall and weighing 172 pounds. He is a fast skater, offensive skilled, and will battle for loose pucks. He is small for a forward, has been compared to Mathieu Perreault. Below are his stats from the past three seasons. (Regular season stats followed by playoffs after +/- column.)

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2013-14 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 48 9 16 25 18 12
2014-15 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 68 22 32 54 16 2 11 0 2 2 6
2015-16 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 54 25 48 73 10 31 10 6 4 10 4

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