5. Leo Carlsson
The Anaheim Ducks are going to be a lucky NHL team with Leo Carlsson.
So the Anaheim Ducks decided to pass on Adam Fantilli with the second overall pick. Instead, they decided to take Leo Carlsson. It is a risky move but it is one that they believe will help them one day.
Coming over from Sweden, he really raised his draft stock during his draft season. He was awesome all year and that includes a very good showing with Sweden at the World Junior Classic.
He had a little bit of an injury scare during practice this month but it seems like he is going to be okay. That is amazing news for the Anaheim Ducks who are looking for another year of growth.
Carlsson will have studs like Trevor Zegras, Mason McTavish, Troy Terry, and Jamie Drysdale amongst others around him which should make him even more fun to watch. The Ducks might not be very good but they have a lot of entertaining players right now.
This pick is going to be judged based on how he plays compared to Fantilli. That isn’t fair to either of them but it is going to be entertaining to watch. That goes for them and every player on this list.