Prospects Analysis: Pacific Division
Prospects Analysis: Pacific Division

This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.

This is the finale of a four-part series covering our the top-10 prospects of each individual team by division leading into the 2015-16 season. Now, onto the rankings ...

(Notes: Overall ranking in parenthesis. Only players with less than 25 games played are included.)

Anaheim Ducks

1. Shea Theodore - D (22)
2. Nick Ritchie - F (33)
3. Kevin Roy - F (72)
4. Nicolas Kerdiles - F (74)
5. Jacob Larsson - D
6. Marcus Pettersson - D
7. Brandon Montour - D
8. Stefan Noesen - F
9. Julius Nattinen - F
10. Max Friberg - F

The only things that Larsson needs to succeed are strength and experience. He will get both this coming season. Pettersson has the tools to be an all-around force defensively, but he is still maturing and he needs to put a ton of muscle on his lean frame. Montour split least season between U-Mass Amherst, the USHL and Anaheim's AHL affiliate. He put up big offensive numbers in all three stops. He is a good-looking young, offensive defenseman. Noesen, a former first round pick by Ottawa in 2011, has had his career derailed by a serious knee injury. He dressed for one NHL game last season. The ability is there for him to be a dominant power forward, but he has missed a ton of time. Nattinen combines size and strength with skill and puck possession. The Ducks have to be thrilled that he will spend this upcoming season in Barrie

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Jon Litterine
Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.
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