Three players with ties to the Anaheim Jr. Ducks made the final rankings by the NHL Central Scouting Service (CSS) for the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.
The group includes forwards Jaden Lipinski, Ty Henricks and Sam Harris.
Lipinski is the 49th-ranked North American skater, which projects to be a second- or third-round draft pick. He was 38 in the CSS mid-term rankings
He is a late 2004 birth year who played 13U for the Jr. Ducks in 2017-18. A 6-foot-3 1/2, 204-pound center, Lipinski had 51 points (19 goals) through 66 games for the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Henricks is the 102nd-rated North American skater, which projects to be a fourth-round pick. In his first season of junior hockey for Muskegon of the United States Hockey League (USHL), Henricks climbed 56 spots from his mid-term ranking of 158.
The 6-4, 205-pound Henricks is a 2005 birth year who played 16U for the Jr. Ducks in 2021-22. He has 19 points (9 goals) in 47 games for Muskegon. He is committed to playing NCAA hockey at Western Michigan.
Harris is the 213th-ranked North American skater, which projects to be a seventh-round selection. A late 2003 birth year, the 5-11, 180-pound Harris has been one of the more prolific scorers in the USHL with 56 points (30 goals) in 54 games for Sioux Falls. He was tied for eighth in goal-scoring in the USHL and was 18th in points.
Harris played 14U for the Jr. Ducks in 2017-18 and before that several seasons for the San Diego Jr. Gulls. He was ranked 131st in the mid-term rankings. Harris is committed to playing NCAA hockey at Denver.
In addition, forward James Hong, who played for the Jr. Ducks from 14U to 16U (2018-21) was listed in the mid-term rankings at 163. Hong had 25 points (15 goals) in 55 games for Waterloo of the USHL. He is a Minnesota State commit.
The NHL Entry Draft will be June 28-29 in Nashville.