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Four Former Jr. Ducks Make 2024 NHL Draft Watch List

By Chris Bayee, 10/30/23, 8:45PM PDT


Buium, Skahan, Henricks and Stefanek are projected between first- and fourth-round picks.

Four players with ties to the Anaheim Jr. Ducks have made NHL Central Scouting Service's Preliminary Players to Watch List for the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. 

They include defensemen Zeev Buium, Will Skahan and Tanner Henricks, as well as forward Chase Stefanek. Buium is a late 2005 birth year, while the other three are 2006s.

Buium is a freshman at the University of Denver, where he has four points in six games. He is an "A" prospect, meaning he is projected to go in the first round.

Skahan, the son of former Anaheim Ducks strength and conditioning coach Sean Skahan, is a Wisconsin commit who is playing at the U.S. National Team Development Program. He is a B prospect, which carries a second-round projection.

Henricks, a St. Cloud State commit who was on the Jr. Ducks' 16U AAA team last season, is playing for Lincoln in the United States Hockey League. His older brother Ty, a Western Michigan commit who is playing for Muskegon (USHL), was a sixth-round pick of the New York Rangers this past summer.

Stefanek, a Harvard commit who played for the Jr. Ducks through 14U AAA, plays for Trail of the British Columbia Hockey League. He has 7 points in 13 games. 

Henricks and Stefanek are ranked as C prospects, meaning they're projected to be picked in the third-to-fourth rounds.

The quartet are among the 76 players with ties to the club who have made NCAA Division I commitments. 

The 2024 NHL Entry Draft will be held in Las Vegas in late June.